Dominique Caggiano I recently graduated from Haverford College, majoring in Religion with a concentration in Ethics and Society. As a pre-medical student, I have explored the intersections of religion and medicine throughout my academic career and I am continually fascinated by the ways in which individuals make sense of their experience of illness. I love discovering new music and going to concerts with friends. When I need some down time, you can find me relaxing and sharing a bowl of popcorn with my goldendoodle, Brooklyn.
Bilal Mohammad I graduated from NYU in 2014 with a degree in philosophy. I am currently a pre-med, post-bac student at Penn, and my desire to become a doctor is rooted in my passion for contributing positively to the world that we all live in.
Kayla Oatneal I am currently a senior at Temple University majoring in Journalism and Biology. I got involved with the Young Adult Cancer Connection because I enjoy writing and reporting about medically related topics, which is often mainly Cancer. Being involved in this organization has given me more insight to the challenges young adults with cancer face. I seek to introduce you all to others with cancer, cancer survivors, keep you updated on YACC events, and educate you all with things that will be good to know and beneficial for those with cancer. Thank you for your time and I hope you enjoy!
Sarah Mann I recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2014 with a degree in biological anthropology and a minor in nutrition and Im currently at Penn completing a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program with the hopes of one day pursuing my interest in GI and nutrition. Back home in Tucson, Arizona, you’d find me out on the colf course or on one of the many hiking trails we have during my downtime but, here in Philly, I’m usually out running along the Schuylkill River when it’s not too cold. While I’m enjoying my time in the program and in the cardiology lab I work in, it can be quite stressful at times and to help keep the stress at bay, I turn to my new found love for yoga.
Michele Goodson I am a recent graduate from UPenn’s second degree nursing program and finally a registered nurse on the hunt for that dream job! I am excited to be working with YACC because cancer has touched the lives of many young adults in my circle of family and friends, so I am determined to dedicate my career and time to understanding and helping this AYA community in any way I can. When I have free time, I like to take my dog, Warby, on hikes in the Wissahickon, socialize with my friends at Sips on summer Wednesdays, or catch a $5 movie on Tuesday nights in West Philly, or take a break from the city with some horse/barn time in VA.
Elizabeth Kaufman Hello! I’m completing the post-baccalaureate premedical program at Penn while doing research in rheumatology at CHOP. I hope to one day become a pediatrician, specializing in a field that helps kids with chronic illness. To embrace my stressful young adult life, I love stopping by the Philadelphia Museum of Art for free outdoor summer yoga classes and ordering pizzas with extra mushrooms and green peppers.
Pallavi Juneja I recently graduated from Haverford College. As an English major, Chemistry minor, and pre-medical student, I enjoy taking a break from academics by letting off some steam on the basketball court and heading up my club on campus, Cancer Sucks! I love to YACC about Romantic poetry and ACC basketball as well as the red carpet at all major award shows. For me, being a young adult means being at the forefront of every change I hope to see in the world. The responsibility is immense, so I like to de-stress by jamming to my 90s playlist!
Tianyi (Ann) Zhang I am originally from China and a current student at Bryn Mawr College majoring in chemistry. My dream is to become a doctor in the future and help as many people as possible to release their pain. I fill my life with reading and traveling. I like pursuing for novelty every day which can come from the classes I take, the books I read, and the roads I walk on. for whatever reson I am screwing up the formatting of this page and it isf plain out obnocixoj I want to change the way I help this organization by doing more