Since facing her own cancer diagnosis in 2009, Ms. Pope’s career focus shifted from marketing to helping others with cancer. She became involved with several local and national young adult cancer organizations and helped start one of the first young adult cancer survivor groups in the Washington, DC area. In 2010, she moved to Chicago for a master’s program in clinical social work and has been working part time for the Foundation ever since.
Ms. Pope holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Visual Arts from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. She is also a Licensed Social Worker (LSW).