My name is Tyler Morris and I'm a graduate of the computer information systems & technology program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. I began my undergraduate career in 2011, after graduating from Bradford Area High School.
During my time at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, I have been actively involved on campus as a student leader. I have served in various positions including the Vice President and later President of the Pride Alliance, a student organization focused on supporting LGBTQ+ students. After graduation I began serving as an alumni advisor to the Pride Alliance. While in school, I served as a student representative on our campus President's Diversity Committee and on our Faculty/Staff LGBTQ+ Advisory Board. It is my mission to spread awareness of the issues facing the LGBTQ+ community, to encourage acceptance, and to strive for diversity & inclusion on campus & in the community.
Off campus I served as a volunteer for the Myasthenia Gravis Hope Foundation as one of their Ambassadors of Hope. It is my mission to be a source of hope and encouragement for people, like me, with a rare neuromuscular/autoimmune disease called myasthenia gravis. It is my duty to share my story as a disabled, chronically ill college student to provide hope to other chronically ill college students.
I also serve as a consumer advisor on the Pennsylvania Assisitive Technology Foundation's SMART Homes Made Simple Advisory Committee. We spread awareness of smart home technology and offer advice to manufacturers to help them create more accessible smart home technology that can assist people with disabilities to help them live independent lives in their own homes.
I am also a licensed amateur radio (ham radio) operator, N3TDM, and have experience working with digital repeaters, especially DSTAR repeaters. I have served on my local emergency communications team and have assisted in providing communications for various events within my community and surrounding communities. I was licensed at the age of 14 and hold an extra class license. I am not very active on the air, however I do manage a local DSTAR hotspot.
Now that I have graduated from college I am an alumni advisor to the Pride Alliance at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and I serve on a few volunteer committees, mostly concerning diversity and inclusion.