Miya Rodolfo-Sioson

 

 

Age: 40

 

Summary: Filipino-American longtime disability rights' advocate who became the lone survivor of a 1991 shooting spree on the University of Iowa campus but was permanently paralyzed from the neck down when she was shot on Nov. 1, 1991 by disgruntled UI doctoral graduate Gang Lu in an infamous campus murder-suicide spree that attracted national attention as the shooting had claimed the lives of five faculty members while she was about to graduate with high honors from the Global Studies program as a 23-year-old undergraduate student working as a temp for the university's Grievance Officer in the Academic Affairs Office at the time, and who as a successful champion for people with disabilities served as chairwoman of the Berkeley Commission on Disability from 1998 to 2006.

 

 

Cause of Death: Inflammatory breast cancer

 

Born: January 2, 1968

 

Died: December 3, 2008

 

Location: Oakland, California