Allison Rosen Research Advocate Allison Rosen is a Houston, Texas native and colorectal cancer survivor. She dedicates her life to use her voice and platform to educate, advocate, and continuously learn how best to represent the collective colorectal cancer community. Allison is a Project Director at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, focusing on colorectal cancer prevention. She has a combined 15 years of experience in the oncology space, focusing on designing, implementing, and evaluating public health programs and initiatives to address cancer awareness and disparities among the medically underserved. She serves as a patient advocate working with Fight Colorectal Cancer, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, the Colon Cancer Coalition, and SWOG Cancer Research Network and volunteers at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Through her own experience at beating stage II colorectal cancer, she works to bridge the gap between the healthcare system and the communities that it serves. Allison loves to travel, nature, music, dancing, and will never say “no” to an adventure. My top three goals as a research advocate are simple: educate, advocate, and collaborate in an effort to spread awareness about colorectal cancer and save lives!