Reese Garcia, MPH Senior Manager of Research Advocacy Reese joined Fight CRC in August of 2017 as the Research Advocacy Manager. She is passionate about working with cancer survivors and those that empower survivors. She currently oversees the Research Advocacy Training and Support program and helps plan and coordinate colorectal cancer research related campaigns nationwide. Reese earned her Master of Public Health at the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Denver and has spent a majority of her time working with disadvantaged global and rural communities to overcome health disparities. She looks forward to applying her knowledge and experience to working with and improving the lives of those affected by this disease. Currently Reese resides in Denver, Colorado. “I’m excited to join Fight CRC because I’ve seen the incredible work they have done to empower and improve the lives of those with colorectal cancer. After having conversations with survivors and family members at the recent Climb for a Cure event, I was inspired by the stories that were shared and how Fight CRC has helped individuals through the toughest of times.” Last year my aunt was diagnosed with colon cancer. Although she was diagnosed at stage II and all tumors have been successfully removed, she still fights side effects from surgery every day. Despite this, she still has the fight in her and I truly believe she will recover and lead a high quality life.