Samantha Sher Thaver
Marketing Manager – Healthcare Industry
Chicago, IL. USA
I was born and raised in a third world country in Africa. Health always competed with putting food on the table to feed your family. My undergraduate degree was in Biochemistry and I started my professional career doing research into biological cures for various types of cancer. While I have left the laboratory for a corporate role, I am still passionate about healthcare and the quality of life for those who have been diagnosed with life threatening diseases. Healthcare is evolving and our greatest strength lies in self- awareness and education.
While I have lived in the US for over a decade I will always call Africa home. I am one of two children to an amazing set of parents who exposed us to the beauty of different cultures and the value of always doing good. In my spare time I love to cook, read, and spend as much time as possible with the people I love.
Advancement in research and development has given us the resources to improve quality of life after a cancer diagnosis. It is no longer a death sentence and education that reinforces early detection is key. This is what the Breast Cancer Hub strives to do. By collaborating with other global resources, the Breast Cancer Hub, will keep spreading educational tools for early detection, including self-examination. It is an honor to be a part of this organization.
Region(s): South Africa and Zambia