International Leadership Team

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Sneha Dave

Sneha Dave is a junior at Indiana University and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at age six. She has undergone three major surgeries, including the removal of her entire large intestine in high school. She writes for outlets such as U.S. News and enjoys speaking at fundraising, leadership, and corporate events. Sneha also advocates on behalf of the United Nations third sustainable development goal, good health and well-being. In addition to the Crohn’s and Colitis Young Adults Network, Sneha is also the founder and executive director of the Health Advocacy Summit, an advocacy event for students with chronic conditions. She also chairs the first disability caucus for the Democratic Party in Indiana. 

 
 
 
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Andrea Novakowski

Andi Nowakowski is 18 years old and is currently studying Biotechnology at Indiana University. She was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 8 and has seen then had her ups and downs through tests, a hospitalization, and treatment plans. Currently, she is on Methotrexate and has been in remission for going on 8 years. She enjoys running, spending time with friend, and cruising the world with her family.

 
 
 
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Alyxandria Treasure

Alyxandria Treasure is an Olympic athlete, spokesperson and advocate. She graduated from Kansas State University with a BA in Business Entrepreneurship and Marketing. In her professional career as an athlete she specializes in the High Jump and has been an 8X Canadian Champion, 7X Canadian Team Member, 5X All-American and an Olympic Finalist.

 As well as being a professional athlete, Alyx is passionate about her community and has several philanthropic interests. She is involved in Youth and Sport and is always looking for new ways to help advance physical literacy in her communities and throughout the country. She is also a Spokesperson for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, a national charity focused on finding cures for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. Alyx is determined to use her platform and personal experiences with the disease to help spread awareness and help find a cure.