Holly Semma attended Michigan State University and studied psychology. She is the founder and was the president of Spartan Spectrum, which was the only student organization on campus dedicated to autism awareness. Holly’s passion for disability advocacy stems from her younger brother, who was on the autism spectrum. The mission behind Spartan Spectrum was “education through experience” in which the organization provided opportunities for college students to learn about autism through people who have autism. In doing so, Spartan Spectrum promoted a better understanding of the autism spectrum and acceptance of disability.