Mary Jane Roche (she/her)

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Mary Jane Headshot
Title
Program Coordinator
Email
maryjane@collegediabetesnetwork.org

Mary Jane earned her degree in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire, and later her masters in Health and Wellness Management from Merrimack College. She was diagnosed with T1D at age 21, which certainly was not part of the plan for her senior year of college! After taking time to acclimate, Mary Jane joined the diabetes community (both in person and online), and soon found a passion for connecting with those affected by T1D. 

Age diagnosed: 21

What she likes to do: paint, volleyball, piano, dance/aerial, explore national parks 

Favorite thing about diabetes: painting pods, the community

Least favorite thing about diabetes: when plans have to change because of diabetes

Biggest T1D struggle while in college: educating my friends and family aboutT1D while I was still learning too!