Amanda Hynum was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive HER2+ breast cancer in 2013 at the age of 30. Eventually she learned she carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene and a variation in the BRCA2 gene. Her personal experiences with breast cancer have led her to become a fierce advocate for education and awareness issues, including focusing on science to guide treatments rather than alternative therapies. In the short time since her diagnosis, Amanda has modeled for the lingerie line Ana Ono, which specializes in post-breast cancer surgery undergarments and loungewear, was a graduate of 2015 Project LEAD, and served as a Coordinator for The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation’s Walk With Love. She participated in the TV show "Skin Wars", representing YSC. She is active within the YSC community, the Athletes 4 Cancer community, has volunteered for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and is very grateful to have recently attended the SABCS as an Alamo Scholar. She is incredibly excited to be one of the very first patient advocates for RISE! Amanda is currently NED. She recently got her Phlebotomy certification through UCLA, and plans to study nursing in the near future. She is Canadian, and lives in Southern California with her husband and stepson.