Lauren Conroy is a Communications Coordinator for the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF). She was born and raised in Minnesota, and part of her family comes from the White Earth Nation. Cancer has had a deep impact on Lauren’s life and family. She has lost loved ones to the disease. That personal connection drove her to work with the AICAF team to help stop the spread of cancer. With a journalism degree from the University of Minnesota, Lauren has almost ten years of experience in media and is now using her background to help raise awareness of cancer in Native communities.