Tanessa Noll was diagnosed with ER/PR+ breast cancer in 2014, after her first mammogram at age 40. Through a patient navigator, she learned about YSC. Tanessa attended the YSC Summit in Houston in 2015 and completed Project LEAD later that year. In 2016, Tanessa served as a cancer ambassador to Peru with A Fresh Chapter. She volunteers as a grant writer and serves on the board of Hands on Personal Empowerment (HOPE), a non-profit that teaches gardening and life skills to teens. She holds a BA in Communications and an MA in Teaching. She lives in Shelton, Washington with her husband and two sons.