Pirate in the Spotlight: Alexa Mangini
Alexa Mangini is a senior occupational therapy major who chooses to keep her schedule packed. She stays involved with both her major and her role as President of Colleges Against Cancer. In her free time she loves spending time with her family, friends and boyfriend. One of her biggest passions though is continuing her grandmother’s fight against cancer.
Q: You seem so passionate about Colleges Against Cancer. Is there a reason you joined?
A: I began volunteering for the American Cancer Society after my grandmother lost her battle with cancer. My grandmother was a true fighter and in the end cancer took the best of her. Although my grandmother lost her battle with cancer, I decided to continue the fight in her honor. I have been doing that for the past eight years. I will not stop fighting until a cure is found!
Q: What have you done with Colleges Against Cancer since you started work with them eight years ago?
A: It has been the greatest experience of my life. I began volunteering when I was fourteen years old at my high school. All of my hard work throughout the years was recognized by the American Cancer Society this past summer. I was selected to ne a member of the American Cancer Society’s Eastern Collegiate Advisory team. This job requires me to assist and oversee all of the college Relay for Life events in the Eastern Division. I attended the National Relay for Life Conference in Nashville, Tennessee this summer. I was able to meet hundreds of inspiring people from around the world and country who have dedicated their lives to fighting against this disease.