Hi! I’m a PhD student in Learning Sciences at the University of Illinois Chicago. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 38 in March 2021. In the past I enjoyed dance and volleyball. I am hoping to join a rowing team in the future! 

Short-term goals – just gain strength back in my arms after my surgery. And also increase my cardiovascular fitness. 

How will this grant help you reach your goals? I will be able to start a new sport (Rowing!) and gain strength in my body, gain cardiovascular strength, help prevent bone loss, and recurrence. So, win, win, win all around!