Brittany Avene McElvey from Friends of Cancer Research

Noun: Brittany Avene McElvey

age: 29

Birthplace / Place of Delivery: She was born in Camden, South Carolina, and raised in Greenville, North Carolina.

the place do you reside now? Fayetteville

employer: Most cancers Analysis Associates

Job title: I’m a science coverage analyst at Associates of Most cancers Analysis (Associates). Associates is an advocacy group primarily based in Washington, DC, that leads collaboration amongst companions from each well being care sector to advance advances in science, coverage, and regulation that speed up life-saving therapies for most cancers sufferers. At Associates, I assist the event and implementation of our analysis and coverage applications, and the era of scientific proof to advance progress in oncology care.

Who’re your instant relations? My great husband, John McKelvey Jr.; My loving dad and mom are Griffin and Terry Avene.

training: I’ve double BAs in Genetics and Biochemistry, with a minor in Science and Know-how in Society from Clemson College. I’ve obtained my Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Johns Hopkins College Faculty of Drugs.

What neighborhood {and professional} teams do you belong to? Mana Prague {Couples} Affiliation Church; USO; American Affiliation for Most cancers Analysis. American Most cancers Society Community for Most cancers Management

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What are your tips? To all the time use your voice to talk for your self and others, to be the change you need to see on this planet, to steer with tenderness and love, to be forgiving – together with your self, and to all the time belief God.

How do you volunteer your time in the neighborhood? As a pediatric thyroid most cancers survivor, recognized at age 13, I’m an energetic advocate for most cancers sufferers. I’m a fellow volunteer by the Thyroid Most cancers Survivors Affiliation for Newly Recognized Thyroid Most cancers Sufferers, and I just lately arrange a assist group for teenagers. I’ve shared my journey with most cancers and spoke on Capitol Hill to advertise most cancers analysis, in addition to on a neighborhood radio present in Fayetteville to unfold consciousness. As a proud spouse of the Military, I additionally volunteer repeatedly at america Air Power and Particular Operations Museum to welcome guests and share the historical past of our proud neighborhood. I additionally volunteer with United Service Organizations (USOs) throughout fast deployments to assist our forces.

Who helped you obtain success in your life and profession? My dad and mom have been instrumental in guiding and supporting me to attain my goals, whereas each have been glorious position fashions in having profitable careers, sturdy religion, and being a servant spouse. My husband is a superb associate who’s all the time there for me and listens to all my fears, failures and successes. I’m simply the place I’m and who I’m at present due to the supportive neighborhood I carry round me, made up of all my family and friends throughout the nation.

What purpose do you need to obtain earlier than reaching the age of forty? Within the subsequent decade, I hope to proceed to assist develop insurance policies that profit new most cancers therapies for sufferers, whereas serving as a mentor and position mannequin for ladies in science. I hope to develop and strengthen my household and put money into my neighborhood and the individuals in it. I hope to proceed to make use of my private experiences of most cancers to assist and information others, and to assist others of their journey.

what’s your favourite guide? “Subsequent” by Michael Crichton. The guide highlights the large alternatives our society has with science and know-how, however it additionally serves as a warning of what may develop into actuality and problem our notions of morality. It sparked my curiosity and fervour on the intersection of science and politics.

What are your hobbies? I take pleasure in gardening on my plot of Fayetteville Neighborhood Backyard, studying, supporting our native groups (particularly woodpeckers and archers), volunteering and spending time with family and friends.

What’s your Most worthy possession? My reminiscences – reminiscences of fine and dangerous, to study from the previous and keep in mind the place I got here from.

In case you had a track in your life, what wouldn’t it be? “I Hope You Dance” Lee Ann Womack. “By no means take a single breath without any consideration” and all the time go in your goals.