Zach Coble, University of Kansas, was the first MICL fellow. He began his study in 2006 and assisted in key research tasks. He also participated in the 2007 National Council on Independent Living Annual Conference.
One of his projects was "Change: Conversations on the direction of the disability community."Washington, DC: 25 years: Celebrating accomplishments and forging news leaders. This intergenerational discussion was to develop a written vision statement for the desired direction of the disability movement. The target audience was front line Center for Independent Living staff and consumers.
Coble is now attending law school at Washburn University in Topeka, KS. He has a bachelor's degree from KU in Political Science and Applied Behavioral Science with an emphasis on community health and development. He is from Winfield, KS.
He had the distinct privilege of serving as a legislative intern for the late Judy Showalter, State Representative, and for Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy in 2005 as an AAPD-MEAF congressional intern (a program sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation and the American Association of People with Disabilities).