Major: Media Studies and American Studies (Politics)
Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota
I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease when I was 9 years old. I've had active disease in my colon, small intestine, bones, joints and trachea (yes—trachea. Weird, I know). My involvement with the CCFA has taken many forms over the years. Right now, I'm working on a series of vlogs about life as a college student with a chronic disease and disability culture on campus.
I am currently a sophomore at Scripps College, The Women's College of The Claremont College Consortium. On campus, I am involved in college radio, student government, admission advocacy, diversity organizations, disability awareness and advocacy groups and research assistance for an American Studies professor. I hope to go into broadcast journalism when i graduate.