August 18, 2011

the importance of hope: bewise & san diego science alliance welcome oncofertility survivor

A few weeks ago I spoke at the University of California San Diego Health Sciences and San Diego Science Alliance BE WiSE Education Program of the Oncofertility Consortium. Yes, that's a mouthful. In a nutshell, it's a highly competitive summer program for girls in 7th - 12th grade who are interested in science and engineering.

Dr. Hope introduced me to the woman who runs the program back in March, suggesting I may be a good fit to speak to the girls. A couple of emails back and forth, and we set a date for July.

In talking to the director and Dr. Igloo Cooler, we decided the most appropriate way for me to talk to them would be to simply tell my journey over the course of however long it took me to tell it. I dug right in and built a 147-slide, colorful, fully animated PowerPoint deck, complete with pictures of my insides and other anatomically correct stick figures.

Not.