Hi there! My name is Grace Blumberg and I am thrilled to be joining Cancer and Careers as the new Program Coordinator.
Before joining the CAC team, I worked in food justice at Local Roots NYC, where I partnered with local farmers to bring fresh, organic food to New Yorkers through pop-up markets. I also planned food-focused community events, such as cooking clubs and pickling workshops (I make a mean beet-pickled deviled egg!).
In May 2016, I graduated with my master’s degree from Columbia University School of Social Work. While earning my master’s, I provided direct services to medically vulnerable populations at the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter and DOROT, a nonprofit providing social services for the elderly living in Manhattan. As an undergraduate at University of Dayton, I studied sociology and minored in political science focused in human rights. Between undergraduate and graduate school, I spent a year volunteering for a hospice in Tucson, AZ, which sparked my interest and passion for social work and the field of healthcare.
I’m eager and excited to help further CAC’s mission of empowering and educating survivors and healthcare professionals to address the critical issues around work and cancer. As Program Coordinator, I support all activities and initiatives in Cancer and Careers’ program portfolio. In addition to coordinating the Resume Review Service, I oversee the publications library and assist with the execution of our upcoming National Conference. To learn more and register for this year’s event, you can click here!
In my free time, you can find me cooking for my friends and family, practicing yoga, and taking walks in my Brooklyn neighborhood (and in nature whenever I can). I also love traveling and ever since circumnavigating the globe on Semester at Sea in 2011, I have been working to add more cities and countries to my list!