Meet the YPLC! – Shawnda Johnson

Who are you?

I’m Shawnda!


A little bit about me!
I love biking, art, reading & science. I hope to pursue a masters and PhD in public health in the future.


What is your connection to diabetes?
I was diagnosed with Type I in 2005.


How did you end up joining the YPLC?
I went to the U of M with Kunal & started a diabetes student group with him. He reached out to me & thought it would be a great opportunity, which it has!


What do you hope to take away from your work at the YPLC?
I’d love to gain more experience in community outreach and education. I love educating people on health and disease and want to find more creative opportunities to do so. Also, it’s always comforting to meet other people my age with diabetes. Sometimes you can feel a bit isolated with it. It’s great being around people who have similar experiences.

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