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Mike Yang, BA

Mike Yang is a graphic designer with nearly a decade of combined professional experience in digital and multimedia work. He is a graduate of Augsburg College with a major in political science and a communications minor. He started his career as a multimedia professional working for Spectrum-Interactive Media, a branding and web development firm in…

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Ashley Pohlenz, BS

Greetings! I came to work at the American Indian Cancer Foundation in September 2017 as an Evaluation Coordinator. I chose to work with American Indian and Alaska Native populations because of the wisdom and strong sense of community that resounds in Indian Country. This is a quality of life I admire and wish to see…

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Tina MacDonald, BA

Dedication to improving health outcomes in American Indian communities, along with a passion for story telling, has inevitably lead to my role in communications at the American Indian Cancer Foundation.

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Lindsey Petras, MSN

Hello! Aniin! I am the Cancer Programs Manager and have my Masters Degree in Nursing Education. I previously worked for the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in their clinic in various roles. One of my main focuses while working at Bad River was to reduce the cancer burden in the community. I…

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Alyssa Diaz, BA

Mabuhay! As a Prevention and Policy Coordinator, I provide technical assistance in policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change solutions to promote chronic disease prevention and health equity. Prior to this role, I served as AICAF’s AmeriCorps VISTA developing AICAF’s survivorship program. I am passionate about health equity, social justice, and decolonizing public health. As a…

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Daanis Chosa, AS

Boozhoo. I’m from the Keweenaw Bay Chippewa Indian Community in Michigan and a member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa in Minnesota. I currently hold an A.S. in Community Development and am currently seeking my B.S. in Sociology – Policy Analysis at the University of Minnesota. I choose to work at the American Indian…

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