CEO and Chief Disabled Person of 2-Gether International
As the CEO and Chief Disabled Person of 2Gether-International, Diego Mariscal utilizes communication technology and the power of young people world-wide to teach others about disability identity. An expert on youth, social media, and social entrepreneurship, Diego has collaborated with the US Department of State, the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations and leading technology companies like Blackboard, to engage youth on disability. Diego has been internationally recognized for his work, most noticeably by the Waldzell Institute in Vienna as an Architect of the Future and by the British Council as a Global Change Maker. In 2014, he was also a Youth in International Development and Affairs Fellow for the U.S.
International Council on Disabilities.
Born with cerebral palsy in New Orleans but raised in Monterrey, Mexico Diego also represented Nuevo Leon in the Mexican National Paralympics from 2004-2009.