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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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Colin Welker, BS

Hello! I am a Senior Program Specialist with the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) and joined the organization in March 2018. In my role I support program activities from AICAF’s National Breast and Cervical Early Detection Program: Screen Our Circle. This program aims to increase cancer screening rates among urban American Indian and Alaska Native…

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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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Angie Nason, BS

I am an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and began my career in chronic disease prevention while pursuing an undergraduate degree from Bemidji State University. My experience working in preventative care and primary prevention has been instrumental to my professional growth, and in becoming part of AICAF’s Prevention & Policy Team.…

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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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Jessica Makori, BA

My coursework and experiences in public health and women’s and gender studies inspired me to further act on my commitments to advancing anti-poverty and health equity work. In doing so, I am honored to join AICAF as part of the AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program. As the lead of survivorship programming, I assess…

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Sara Dufour, MPH

Hello! I chose to work on AICAF’s Research Team because I believe gathering data in both a community-led and culturally-relevant way is important to improving the health of Native communities. Without data, we would not know the best way to go about making positive change; but historically, research and the gathering of data has been…

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