Chris Parsons has been blind since birth as a result of Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCA). Growing up in rural Missouri, she knew that she eventually wanted to live in a place where she could travel independently. After graduating from Webster University in 2010 with a degree in English, she worked there for a time as an Online Writing Specialist. She attended the Colorado Center for the Blind as a student in 2014. While at the center, she gained valuable blindness skills, but more importantly, she gained confidence and a belief in herself.
Chris started teaching technology at the center in March 2015, but moved to the Senior Program as its Outreach Specialist in January, 2019. She enjoys listening to music and being a part of the NFB. One of her favorite activities every year is attending the annual NFB National Convention