Recipient Profile - Andrea
College of Enrollment:
University of Nevada - Reno
Accounting/Information Systems Dual Major
Projected Graduation Semester and Year:
Current age and age upon graduation:
Current age is 20, graduation age will be 23
I love to work out: especially running, cycling, hiking, and kickboxing. I also love to read books and cook healthy meals while learning more about healthy foods. I’m a big tech person as well, I will always be looking at the newest computers and electronics.
Extraskeletal Ewing’s Sarcoma survivor, strong, motivated, and very caring.
Chocolate, puppies, kittens, and the 49ers
Top 3 life goals (places you’d like to visit, things you want to do, etc):
I want to travel the world, specifically visiting Australia and Europe .I want to graduate and successfully pursue a career in the business world. I want to train to someday compete in triathlons like the Iron Man and just be in the best shape of my life.
Where do you see yourself 5 years after graduation:
I plan on moving to the west coast and living in either Southern California or in the bay area and working for a large, successful business while pursuing my goal of opening my own accounting firm or another business.
Biggest Take-away(s) from your cancer experience:
It showed me how strong I really am and that not even something like cancer could break me.
Advice for other young adult cancer survivors:
It gets better. You just have to keep fighting through the tough part, but I promise it does get better even though it may not seem like it at the time.