Mara feels honored to work at AICAF in honor of everyone affected by cancer and to advocate for health equity in Native communities. Growing up, Mara knew she wanted to use her passion in writing and storytelling to help people. After earning a BA in English from UW-Superior and an MA in English: Rhetoric and Writing from St. Cloud State University, Mara discovered that this goal could be a reality in nonprofit work. Supporting AICAF’s mission as the Communications Coordinator not only furthers solutions and aid for Indigenous communities but helps increase cancer awareness in Indigenous communities, highlighting solutions needed.