NICOLE BLANK has spent nearly 20 years working as a political consultant specializing in research and strategic communications. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, she served as the Director of Research and Strategy at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington, D.C. Since settling in Los Angeles, she continues to consult for clients on a variety of social justice issues. Cancer has touched many aspects of Nicole’s life. In 2008 she lost her mom after a 10-year battle with breast cancer and in 2013 Nicole underwent a prophylactic double mastectomy after learning she had the BRCA gene. During her mom’s illness her family helped to fund a Phase I clinical trial in Boston in the hopes that it could prolong her life. She is committed to doing whatever she can to raise awareness and expand cancer research in the hopes that one day we can find a cure.