I was diagnosed with Stage III colorectal cancer in 2017 at age 35, which progressed to Stage IV sixteen months later. A friend introduced me to COLONTOWN, which became instrumental in helping me learn how to manage my disease and provided the support I needed to navigate life as a wife and graduate student with cancer. Now in “no evidence of disease” status for the second time, I want to make sure that more cancer patients can find the support that this community offered to me.
In my role as Social Media Manager, I oversee the digital media strategy for PALTOWN and COLONTOWN, drawing on my 12 years of experience working in marketing and communications. I hold a B.A. in journalism from Indiana University and a M.S. in sport management from Drexel University. Currently, I am a Ph.D. candidate and teaching associate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in the Isenberg School of Management, and an instructor at Brandeis University in the digital marketing and design graduate program.