I am honored to be selected as a 2020 GameChanger! I am an Alumni of Stevenson University and currently work in the medical field, with plans of attending medical school in fall of 2021. My most impactful experiences were the volunteer trips I attended in Costa Rica and Ecuador. Studying medicine in the Amazon Rainforest alongside the indigenous people created a desire in my heart to help others. While in Ecuador, I had the opportunity to volunteer in the local schools and orphanages. These experiences showed me the importance of social responsibility and giving back.
I am joining Ulman Foundation in fighting for the 72,000 young adults diagnosed with cancer every year as a 2020-21 GameChanger! GameChangers directly make a positive impact on the young adult cancer community while simultaneously making strides in their professional development. As a member of this cohort, I am participating in a personalized curriculum focused on furthering my success in my career and as a dedicated community citizen.
Ulman Foundation is a Baltimore-based nonprofit whose mission is a simple, yet impactful one: “We change lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer.” Funds raised go directly back to supporting their mission by providing the best community for these young adults. Being a part of the Baltimore community myself, I feel particularly connected to their mission. Their Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Patient Navigators address topics that all patients should be aware of while undergoing treatment. Ulman also offers free housing for patients and caregivers via the new Ulman House and awards over 30 scholarships each year to young adults impacted by cancer, among other programs.
Programs like GameChangers and the generosity of donors like you make all this support possible. Please help me support this amazing cause and furthering Ulman’s mission today!