Meredith College student Briana Landis, ’19, spent much of her spring break in Washington, D.C. meeting with political leaders.
Landis traveled with the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society to lobby for increased funding for MS,, including support for research and more affordable medications.
Landis and the team spent two days in training. She then spent a day filled with individual meetings with senators and congressional representatives
The Meredith College junior biology major, who was diagnosed with MS at age 4, is the youngest person on the trip to the nation’s capital. She was one of 200 testifying for their cause.
“It’s such an honor to be able to do this,” Landis said. “Research is my passion, but since I have MS, advocacy is something I’ve always enjoyed doing.”
Landis is actively involved with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and has served as the featured speaker at many annual MS Society conferences.