Research, Early Detection, Survivor Support, Advocacy

Jenn Foss

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Redmond, WA, right outside Seattle. Spent my whole childhood there until college, where I decided to venture south a bit to Eugene to become a University of Oregon Duck!

Who is in your family?
I have two fantastic parents, who are both remarried now. I’m also very close to my respective step-dad and step-mom. I also have a younger brother who is 27, who also lives in the Seattle area along with the rest of my family. In Portland, where I now reside, I live with a sassy feline, Lucy, who has been my furry partner in crime for about 4 years.

What has your favorite age been (so far) and why?
I really loved my early 20’s – those last years of college and then emerging into the Workforce as a bright-eyed PR pro. However, I’m now realizing that my early 30’s have been and are going to continue to be a great time.  

What is your favorite book?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

What has been your favorite vacation - where and why?
I spent a month with two friends backpacking around Costa Rica after I graduated college – definitely one of my most favorite – and challenging (in a good way) – traveling experiences

If you could live anywhere for two years, where would it be?
I would live in Europe – London, or maybe Paris. I studied abroad in London in 2004, and it was the most amazing experience. 

What are two on your "top 10" song list?
While it’s very hard to choose as my favorites change all the time, Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey and anything on Adele’s new album.

What would you like to do on your "bucket" list?
Travel more! I’d like to visit SE Asia – I’m starting to check this off the list by going to Bali, Indonesia in January 2016!

What is your favorite sport?
Football! I’m a diehard Oregon Duck fan, and also have loved the Hawks ever since I was little and my dad would make me watch all the games with him!

What do you like to do when you aren't at work?
I love watching sports (go Ducks!), checking out the fantastic restaurant scene Portland has to offer, travel – be it to the coast, Central Oregon, or abroad, spending time with friends and family and the occasional wine tasting trip!