Meet The Team
Helping Women Move Mountains
Paige is a fearless leader who describes herself as everybody’s new breast friend. In 2017, Paige opted to have a preventative double mastectomy after discovering she carried the BRCA 1 genetic mutation. After feeling alone during her entire decision making process, Paige decided to start sharing her story on Instagram to give other women the hope that they too could become warriors not worriers. After building a community online, Paige decided to start putting together free events for women who have been affected by cancer and The Breasties was born.
Leslie was poised to take on the corporate world when in 2016 at age 23 she was diagnosed with what would become stage four breast cancer. While extreme, that wakeup call lit a fire within her to help other young women in similar situations. Leslie manages the accounting and financial reports for the organization. Before joining The Breasties Leslie spent three years as a Staff Accountant in midtown Manhattan specializing in taxation and bookkeeping. Leslie graduated from CUNY Queens College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
Allie is a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed at 28 years old. During her treatment, she knew that she would channel her energy into helping other young women affected by cancer. She serves as the go-to person for growing the nonprofit’s audience and managing relationships with survivors, previvors, and carevivors. Allie received her Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University and her Master’s Degree from New York University. She also works part time as a speech language pathologist and adjunct professor at New York University.
Brianna lost her mother to breast cancer at the age of 6 and grew up constantly worrying about her increased breast cancer risk. When she tested negative for BRCA but positive for a lesser-known gene she felt even more conflicted about her risk and what to do. She oversees all of the writing, publishing and grant applications for The Breasties. Brianna received her Bachelor’s Degree from Brandeis University and her Master’s Degree from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism where she wrote her master’s thesis about young women living with BRCA.