Natalie's story is a bit of an unconventional one, but it has all lead led her to where she is today. She began by studying Psychology in Australia (taking breaks to live in London and Los Angeles), and went on to complete her honors in Nutritional Neuroscience. This background in research has equipped Natalie to pick apart research articles related to her Endometriosis treatment and management. While she was studying, she worked in marketing and modeling - very different worlds! Natalie's passion for marketing led to the creation of her own brand consultancy: MisSocial. She uses her background in psychology to understand human behaviour, and her experience in the fashion industry to best serve her clients.
Even though Natalie grew up on the sunny Australian coast, she is really enjoying living in New York City with her lovely, supportive boyfriend, and adorable bunny - Merky. "Life is a bit of an adventure, made harder by my endometriosis and adenomyosis. I struggled for many years with my diagnosis, and have now come to a place where I try not to let it define me" says Natalie.
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Jenneh Bockari-Rishe has been a Registered Nurse for ten years, working in many different specialty areas such as trauma, kidney transplant, oncology, and leukemia/bone marrow transplant. It took over 4 years, but Jenneh's medical background gave her the knowledge and skills to navigate how to finally get good care after she was diagnosed with endometriosis. With her love for healthcare, education, and teaching, she felt inspired to use her abilities to help other women understand the disease better.
Jenneh is originally from New Jersey, but has lived in in Los Angeles for the last 8 years. In her free time, she loves running, writing, and spending time with her incredibly supportive husband, family, and friends. When asked why she felt so passionately about starting the The Endometriosis Coalition with Natalie, she says "endometriosis is criminally under researched and horribly misunderstood, and I want to be a part of changing that, sooner rather than later."
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Jillian Schurr is currently a second year law student. The same journey that led her to law school, brought her to The Endometriosis Coalition. After completing her bachelor’s degree in human biology, she began her career in clinical research while working towards a master’s degree in public health. During her time as an investigator in the public health sector, Jillian was diagnosed with Endometriosis.
Jillian is originally from Michigan, previously lived in Texas and Indiana, but it is now Chicago that she calls home. She enjoys reading, catching up with friends, and spending time with her dog Maddison. Her personality consists of the perfect mixture of persistence and compassion that drives her to help others combat the obstacles they may face, whether it be in the public health or non-profit sector.
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Meg Connolly has been working as a digital and social media professional for 7 years. Working in the field has given her a true understanding and drive to use social media for awareness of endometriosis and proper treatment. In fact, the tool that brought Meg to The Endometriosis Coalition and to many of her endo sisters was Instagram.
While Meg is from the heart of New York, she currently resides in Miami for the majority of the year. Many call her a young ‘snowbird.’ She enjoys managing her dog’s Instagram account: @CeiliThePuppy, real estate, interior design, and spending time with the people she loves, and hopes to continue inspire women to learn about endometriosis and seek proper treatment.
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