Dominque Roberts, former nuclear weapons technician for the United States Air Force, realized their true calling after attending one of many appointments with the Veterans Affairs (VA) office. Dominique wanted to create custom, electronically aided, active prosthetics for other disabled veterans.
“I aim to create the prosthetics to be suited to people’s specific needs and match their lifestyles,” explained Dominique. “This isn’t necessarily a niche the VA is suited, or designed, to meet.”
Dominique plans to achieve this goal by attending Logan University to earn their Bachelor of Science in Human Biology degree. They’ll go on to pursue their master’s degree in prosthetics and orthotics, while taking a few additional instructional courses in circuitry.
“My goal is to be able to provide these products and services to my fellow disabled veterans at no cost to them,” said Dominique. “It shouldn’t cost more money to be able to function in society on the same level that able-bodied individuals function.”
Being a former nuclear weapons technician, Dominique has great attention to detail, teamwork skills and passion for their work.
“I strive to be the person I needed when I was younger, to have someone to help me out when needed,” they said. “If I have it within my power to make an obstacle easier to navigate for others, I will do so without hesitation.”