Serina Gilbert is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor by day, and freelance writer/social media manager by night. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colo. with her husband and energetic son and is an active guide dog user.
Serina began her career as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in 2010 after receiving services as a client from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). She is diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, which is a genetic eye condition that impacts her peripheral vision as well as her visual acuity. She received training from DVR which included independent travel skills, assistive technology evaluations and equipment recommendations.
As a DVR client, Serina started out services with a desire to get an entry level job in Human Resources. As her services progressed and she had more exposure to the role of a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, she fell in love with the career and went back to school to earn her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.
Serina specializes in providing career counseling to young adults with disabilities ages 15 – 24. She finds this career extremely rewarding, she gets to assist young adults with realizing their full potential, and the services she provides allow them to become self-sufficient.
In her spare time, Serina enjoys blogging about and providing support to the blindcommunity. On her website, Blindy Blog, she writes about topics that include assistive technology and guide dog tips. She is also a regular guest on podcast, Blind Abilities. She also enjoys running a variety of Facebook groups including; Career Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Assistive Technology Community for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
A self-proclaimed tech nerd, Serina is all about new gadgets being released by Apple or finding new apps to try.
Serina is extremely excited to join the Outlook Business Solutions freelance writing team and be part of a company with the wonderful mission that OBS has. Her work will have a significant impact on the blind community as a whole and further reinforce and promote the talent-rich untapped market that lies in our community.