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Zachary Miller wins inaugural Emmaus Future Voices Award

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Bioengineering students are excelling both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Zachary Miller, a third-year undergraduate bioengineering student, is one of these students. Miller is this year’s recipient of the Emmaus Future Voices Award, which honors a young person who has shown exceptional dedication to giving back to their community, especially in ways that have a positive impact for people living with disabilities. 

Miller founded the Spreading Neurodiversity Acceptance Project (SNAP), a student organization that organizes community events with the goal of fostering equal opportunities and inclusivity between the neurodivergent and neurotypical communities. Miller is also engaged in undergraduate research to develop new communication methods to strengthen language between neurodivergent and neurotypical people. Outside of Pitt, Miller serves as a team lead with the PALS Programs, where he helps create immersive experiences for young adults with Down syndrome.

Through acts of kindness, leadership, and service, Future Voices awardees demonstrate a passion for helping others as well as a commitment to using their voices to make a difference in the future. The award celebrates both the past contributions of the individual and their vision for a better world. Miller will receive the Emmaus Future Voices Award at the 2024 Emmaus Roarin’ Twenties Gala at The Priory Hotel on April 13, 2024.

About Emmaus

The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh is dedicated to providing inclusive, community-based homes and in-home services for people with intellectual disabilities and promoting public awareness of their needs. Emmaus is an ecumenical, non-profit organization built upon a vision of people with and without disabilities sharing their lives.