Joey Pagano is a writer and disability advocate from Central New York. A recent graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, he is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Cultural Foundations of Education at Syracuse’s School of Education. He seeks to turn his experiences with a physical disability into societal change. He began “The Wheelchair Quarterback” blog in July 2015 to write about his experiences with a disability as well as columns about news, sports, politics. During his time at Newhouse, he wrote for The Daily Orange, Syracuse’s independent, student-run newspaper, and other campus publications.