Jennifer is a global leader and advocate for people living with extra-abilities to have dignity and equal opportunities to live a full life.
Jennifer Adams prefers using the term extra-ability: A person who has adapted to overcome physical, mental or circumstantial limitations and therefore forged strength and greater abilities within themselves. She communicates a message of inclusion and adaptability that is relevant and life changing to all people through innovation, her personal story and life experiences. Born with partial limbs, throughout her life Jennifer has struggled with the limitations that come with her extra-ability. That didn't stop her!
In 2011 Jennifer started a motivational speaking business SHIFT. Drawn from her own personal experiences with bullying, her first pro-inclusion campaign was The Power of Words – an anti bullying campaign designed for schools which demonstrates to students the power behind words and how they affect their peers and themselves. Jennifer continues to share this message today.
In 2013, through adaptability and innovation, she became Ms. Wheelchair Washington and Ms. Wheelchair America in 2014. Her platform of Inclusion Revolution advocated for the inclusion of people with extra-abilities in all facets of society.
In 2015, Jennifer founded her non-profit Making Dreams Come True, which provides adventure and life resources for people with extra-abilities that have a dream to ski, surf, dance... there are no limits!
In 2016, Jennifer won an award for her Power of Words campaign through the Miami Dade school district recognizing her accomplishments of reaching youth all over the nation with this campaign.
She is a guest speaker for universities, schools, businesses and conferences all over the World. She provides consulting services for individuals, families and businesses. She is a singer/songwriter, dancer, performer and adaptive athlete! She showcases her athleticism and artistry through partnerships with adaptive sports and integrated dance programs throughout the world.
• Author of two books: Discover Your Identity and Dreams Come True
• Business owner of SHIFT
• Business owner of non-profit: Making Dreams Come True
• World travel
• Successful blog
• Ms Wheelchair Washington 2013 and Ms Wheelchair America 2014
• Miami Dade School District Achievement Award 2016
• Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Vocal Performance from Pacific Lutheran University
• Master of Arts in Counseling from Faith International University
• Associate of Applied Technology in Radio Broadcasting