Amy Wu is a professional journalist and a young breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with aggressive DCIS at age 37 and treated.
She is a state leader for YSC in California, and created and participated in a panel on increasing awareness for underserved communities and women of color at YSC’s 2015 conference in Houston. She is the social media manager for National Asian Breast Cancer Initiative. She is a young advocate with Living Beyond Breast Cancer and sits on the XRAYS panel – a project that examines breast cancer media coverage - for Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE). She hopes to use media and social media as a platform in increasing awareness and advocacy for young women and breast cancer, especially those in underserved communities.
Amy is a first generation Chinese American and is a native New Yorker. She works for Gannett Co. and has reported for Time magazine, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and written for The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. She majored in history at NYU and earned her masters’ degree in journalism from Columbia University. She speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese. She is also an avid swimmer and completed the 28.5 mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim as a relay in 2010. (Twitter: @amyhwu)