Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Mary Gates Leadership Scholar

May 14, 2014

Entrepreneur Kirsten Rogers aims to take a bite out of cancer

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Photo of Kirsten Rogers and her father

In 2013, David Rogers was retired and living his dream, having made his boat his home, sailing with his wife through the Sea of Cortez, when he became very ill. He was advised to return to the States, where he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, most people feel an overwhelming sense of helplessness. Not so David’s daughter, Kirsten Rogers. Kirsten (‘05, ‘10) set out to research all she could about how to best support her father.