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Offline GoingNuts

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Re: College and Food Allergies Threads
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 11:03:01 AM »
From FARE:

Ask the College Students
Sarah Ackerman
Michael Mandanas
Lois Reeves

Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET – 1:00 p.m. ET

Summary: Going to college is a big transition, and it’s natural to have some nerves about it. Whether you are a student, a parent or a professional working with this population, hearing from those who have been there can provide valuable insight to help ease the way for all involved.

Join us for this webinar with three college students who are here to answer your questions and share their tips and tricks for navigating the jump to college life.

Bring your questions or email them in advance to Tiffany Leon at tleon@foodallergy.org.

Registration is FREE, and a recording of the webinar will be sent to all registered attendees.

About the Presenters
Sarah Ackerman
Sarah Ackerman, a.k.a Girl Behind the Hive, has navigated life with food allergies from infancy. Sarah starred in Allure Magazine’s pilot episode of “How to Be Me,” which focused on life with food allergies and received over 400,000 views, inspiring thousands of messages from people worldwide.

A participant in FARE’s inaugural Courage at Congress fly-in, the 2019 Contains: Courage® FARE Summit, and public service announcements for EAT (End Allergies Together), Sarah has been named one of Spokin's “Top 100 Women in Food Allergies.” She is also a member of FARE’s Rising Leadership Committee and is pursuing a master of business administration degree in New York. Follow her on Instagram or Facebook @girlbehindthehive.

Michael Mandanas
Michael is a rising junior in the Biological Engineering department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is focusing on immunoengineering to work towards a deeper understanding of the immune system and food allergies in particular. Michael is a former member of the FARE Teen Advisory Group and has spoken about food allergy on local and national stages. He was recognized with the FARE National Teen Vision Award in 2016. An epinephrine temperature regulation pack he developed, called the Epi-Temp, won the FARE Innovation Tank competition in 2017 and has been publicly available since 2018.

Michael is involved in musical theatre and urban competitive dance and is the assistant rush chair for his fraternity. He is currently participating in a full-time remote internship with the pharmaceutical company Vertex.

Lois Reeves
Lois is from Flint, Michigan. A recent graduate of Central Michigan University with a bachelor of fine arts degree in music theatre, she's currently working on a second degree in communications. Lois has multiple food allergies as well as seasonal allergies and asthma. In the past she has worked with elementary schools in her hometown on food allergy education for children in grades K-5.
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