Thursday, August 18, 2011
Santina Muha joined NSCIA as a Communications Associate in July 2006. She serves as a writer for Association publications, including SCILife, NSCIA e-news, and www.spinalcord.org. She also works with staff and vendors to coordinate overall design, content development and production for all NSCIA publications, advertising, public relations and promotional activities.
Santina graduated from Rutgers University, Douglass College in January 2006 with a BA in Communication and Sociology. While at Rutgers, Santina was a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), and a student of many media, journalism, writing, and public relations classes. She was also Social Chair of her sorority Sigma Delta Tau, as well as the head of many other committees, including the philanthropy committee Prevent Child Abuse America.
Santina brings personal experience with SCI to her position, having lived with a spinal cord injury since the age of five. She was injured in March 1989 in an automobile crash which left her T-11 paraplegic. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, shopping, creative writing, celebrity news and gossip, comedy, and watching reruns of Beverly Hills 90210 on her TIVO. She just bought her first home on the Jersey shore, and is the process of making the ranch fully accessible.
During her time at Rutgers, Santina worked with the staff to help make the university more accessible, increasing accessible parking and dorm room options around campus. She also enjoyed her internships at Comedy Central in NYC and The Point radio station in Asbury, NJ, where she learned a lot about travel and public access through her daily commute. She is excited about her role with NSCIA as an opportunity to continue to make positive contributions to the lives of people with spinal cord injuries.