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Milken Scholar 2001
Scholar Profile

Justine Almada

Nonprofit Management


Justine is currently serving as the Executive Director of The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation, a start-up nonprofit organization that seeks to address the medical and social discrepancies for people living with anal cancer and other HPV-associated cancers. Justine started the organization with her siblings in honor of their mother. The mission is to raise awareness, provide support and resources for patients and their families, and fund scientific research that aids in the understanding, prevention, treatment, and cure of anal cancer and other HPV-associated cancers. Prior to The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation, Justine served as Chief of Staff for four years to Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick in New York City. Justine graduated from Wesleyan University in 2005 with a B.A. in Latin American Studies and a concentration in Anthropology.

High school:  The Chapin School


College Year Degree
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
2005 B.A. Latin American Studies

News and Highlights

Justine Almada (MS '01)

Justine Almada, MS '01, became the inaugural recipient of the Biden Cancer Initiative FIERCE award for Leadership through Exemplary and Awesome Purpose (a.k.a. the Joe Biden Cancer Award) along with her brother Tristan and her sister Camille.  The Almadas are co-founders of The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation.  They were selected from a pool of 700 individuals and organizations for their efforts in changing the landscape for HPV and anal cancer.