What I do
I am director of government affairs for City of Hope. I monitor government action involving healthcare, and I am the voice for patients and cancer centers, helping lawmakers understand how their decisions affect patient care.
Why I do it
I love that I get to use my voice to help make change that will be meaningful to patients and families. Being able to have a role in that is what I enjoy most about my job.
My Big Career Moment
Early in my career, I was a community health outreach worker advocating for people living with HIV/AIDS. I had many friends with HIV. I learned a lot about advocacy, public policy, and what the government can do to address an epidemic.