Hello, my name is Shandi Buck. I am a part of the marketing team for the YPLC. I have been involved with the ADA since the fall of last year.
I currently live in Inver Grove Heights. I am originally from Rochester, MN. I graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Communications and Journalism this January. I am currently obtaining my second degree in advertising at the Art Institutes International Minnesota. In my free time, I am supporting my brothers playing hockey and going to concerts with friends. I also enjoy volunteering my time at my local church back in Rochester.
My dad has type 2 diabetes. This is something that first intrigued me to learn more about ADA. I obtained an internship this past fall as a communications/special events intern. It was an amazing experience.
As I was leaving my internship with the ADA, I did want to stay connected with the people and the cause it supports. Molly Duerr referred me to Sean and the rest is history.
I hope to gain some new friends. I love working with people from different backgrounds so it will be very rewarding to meet new people. I also want to make a positive difference in the fight to end diabetes. I cannot wait to help out at more events and give some of my time back.