Advocate and Author
Jennifer French became a quadriplegic from a C6-7 incomplete spinal cord injury in 1998. She is a silver medalist from the 2012 Paralympic Games and is the 2012 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year; the first woman with a disability to receive this distinction. Jennifer is also the Co-Founder of the Warrior Sailing Program, which focuses on maritime education for wounded, ill and injured service members. She serves on the board of the Disability Achievement Center and the Committee to Advocate for Persons with Impairments, and author of the book: On My Feet Again: My Journey out of the Wheelchair using Neurotechnology. As a user of neurotechnology who has reaped its benefits, she is also the Co-founder of the Neurotech Network, which educates and advocates to and for persons with impairments, their caregivers and health care professionals regarding neurotechnology. Jennifer has been featured in several media outlets and is an accomplished writer and speaker.