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Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Savanna’s Story

Hello! My name is Savanna Vance and I am from Pekin, IL, a town about 2.5 hours north of Chicago, IL. I recently graduated Cum Laude from Eureka College in Eureka, IL with a B.S. in Sociology and Psychology with the Outstanding Graduate Award in Sociology and Psychology. I am so excited to grow and […]

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Interning in the Advocacy Office – Jeffrey’s Story

My name is Jeffrey Peterson and I am thrilled to be working in the JDRF Advocacy office this summer! I am from Burlington, Vermont and attending The George Washington University. I am a rising sophomore majoring in Political Communications with a double minor in Public Health and Political Science. I spend a lot of my […]

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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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JDRF 2015 New Member Outreach Initiative

JDRF Advocacy was proud to launch our 2015 New Member Outreach Initiative (NMOI) when the 114th Congress was seated on January 9th. NMOI is our biennial campaign connecting JDRF Advocates with each newly-seated Member of Congress. This year, our Advocates will engage with 67 new legislators in their home states and Congressional Districts to talk […]

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Say hello to Karen, Advocacy Team Chair from Delaware!

Karen Woicekowski is the Advocacy Team Chair for JDRF’s Delaware Branch. She is connected to type 1 diabetes (T1D) through her father, who passed away from diabetes complications, and her son, Michael, who was diagnosed twenty years ago at the age of three. After her son was diagnosed, Karen’s family started fundraising for JDRF in […]

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