Rose Bender is a 20-year old junior at Yale University. She is majoring in biomedical engineering, and plans to go to medical school after college. Outside of class, Rose is a licensed Emergency Medical Technician and works part-time for Yale Emergency Medical Services. She also volunteers as Co-President of the American Red Cross at Yale and Secretary of Membership at Disability Empowerment for Yale, where she runs a Peer Mentorship program for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses.
Rose has moderate to severe hemophilia A and has worked extensively with the bleeding disorder community. After being a camper for 9 years, Rose was a counselor for three years at Camp Little Oak for girls with bleeding disorders and their siblings; she has also been a teen program counselor twice at NEHA Family Camp. She also leads top fundraising Team Awesome for the NYC Hemophilia Walk and interned in 2016 for NYCHC, focusing on teen programming and web development.
In her spare time, Rose loves to (try to) play the tambourine in the Yale Precision Marching Band, ride her scooter down large hills (with a helmet!), and eat lots of chocolate with her roommates. The coolest place she has ever infused is on a canoe.