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Meet Michael, the Advocacy Team Chair for JDRF’s Coastal Carolina Branch

Michael Mattis is the Advocacy Team Chair (ATC) for JDRF’s Coastal Carolina Branch in Wilmington, North Carolina. When his 10-year-old younger brother was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 1998, it was only natural that he and his family became involved with JDRF. It wasn’t until his daughter, Eve, was diagnosed with T1D at […]

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Interning in the Advocacy office – Bridget’s Story

Hello everyone, my name is Bridget Anshus and I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Go Pack Go!).  I am currently a sophomore at American University on the path to complete the Communications, Law Institutes, Economics and Government Interdisciplinary major with a minor in Marketing as well as a Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies. I am really interested […]

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Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Hannah’s Story

Hi everyone, my name is Hannah Early and I am from Lynchburg, Virginia! I am a senior at Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!), majoring in sociology and minoring in professional writing and consumer studies. I am thrilled to be part of the team as a JDRF Advocacy intern this summer! My life changed dramatically when I […]

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Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Emily’s Story

Hi there! I’m Emily Swide, a San Francisco Bay Area native and a senior in the Undergraduate Legal Studies department of UC Berkeley (Go Bears!). I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) at age nine, and will be celebrating my 13th dia-birthday this coming August. My older sister Stephanie is also a T1D veteran, having […]

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Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Victoria’s Story

My name is Victoria Vorholt and I am excited to be interning with JDRF Advocacy this summer in Washington. I am from Louisville, Kentucky and I currently attend Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. I am majoring in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and volunteer my time as an EMT. My future plans include attending medical school […]

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Meet Pam Howland, Idaho’s Advocacy Team Chair

Pam Howland is an Advocacy Team Chair (ATC) for JDRF’s Idaho Branch, part of the Utah Chapter / Mountain-Pacific Region, based in Boise, Idaho. Her T1D connection is through her nine-year-old daughter, Kennedy, who was diagnosed four years ago as a kindergartner. Pam originally got involved with JDRF through her close friend and colleague whose […]

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