TCDD is pleased to announce the selection of Susan Mihalik as a TCDD Grants Specialist. Mihalik earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin in art history, and she is a recent graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a master’s in art education. In graduate school, she focused primarily on how best practices for students with autism spectrum disorders are implemented in the art classroom. Mihalik worked with the Texas Education Agency as a contract specialist and a program specialist. She brings considerable depth of knowledge and experience related to federal grants and contracts and is very interested in public policy. She joined the TCDD staff on Oct. 1, 2012.