Angie Barrington

Angie is a graduate of Memorial University’s Bachelor of Arts program where she studied English and Folklore. While at university, she worked at the Muse, Memorial University’s student newspaper, and as the Atlantic Board Director for Canadian University Press. These experiences uncovered her affinity for sharing information and getting to know people—two skills that are very useful for Young Adult Cancer Canada’s Communications Manager.

She is always looking for ways to share stories from our young adult survivor community in order to help decrease feelings of isolation, build a stronger peer support network, and celebrate one another.

Role Communications Manager

Team member since October 2010

Attended Retreat Yourself East 2011, Survivor Conference 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015

What attracted you to YACC?
The fact that it is now my job to meet interesting people and find ways to tell their stories. I love being a part of an organization that empowers people to live better.

What do you do when you’re not at YACC?
Get entertained. I love concerts, theatre, festivals, movies, and books. I’m also starting to take better advantage of some of the adventure activities the east coast has to offer!

Favourite band?
Joel Plaskett (with, or without, the Emergency).

What are people always surprised to learn about you?
I have a motorcycle license.

What were you like as a kid?
I was a shy, precocious bookworm who followed the rules and loved New Kids on the Block.

angie@youngadultcancer.ca@angiebarrington

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