Meet the YPLC! – Shandi Buck

Who are you?

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.

A little about me

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.

What is your connection to diabetes?

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.

How did you end up joining the YPLC?

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.

What do you hope to take away from your work at the YPLC?

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.

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