Brittni Brown-Cooper serves as a community development manager for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Southwest Florida. That position, she says, makes her part of a worldwide fight.

“We are the only global nonprofit organization attacking cancer from every angle,” Brown-Cooper says. “My passion is to honor and cele­brate those touched by this awful disease, while raising funds needed to end it.”

In addition to her work, Brown-Cooper is pursuing her edu­cational goals as she works on her dissertation as a doctoral candidate in international business administra­tion. She also enjoys volunteering for a variety of organizations.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Not everyone is going to like, appreciate or be kind to you, but there will always be a gap for the light to enter. There will always be a positive and means for change … because we are human. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” -Maya Angelou