Kate Hunt joined the MOCA Board of Directors in 2022. She is a young adult survivor of ovarian cancer. After being diagnosed in college at age 22, Kate understands the unique challenges of diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship for those diagnosed early in life. She looks forward to using her experience to help advance MOCA’s mission.
Kate is an archeologist and bioarcheologist for the 106 Group, and a paleopathologist in specialization. Her work has taken her across the world from Egypt to Israel, Romania, and Peru. Kate studies the global history of cancer and often gives presentations about this topic. She is a TED Fellow and founded a research organization called the Paleo-oncology Research Organization (PRO).
A self-described “Minnesota-Alaskan,” Kate grew up in Alaska, and has made homes in England, Egypt, Washington state, and Minnesota. Kate has been an active MOCA volunteer and member of MOCA’s Young Survivor Network since moving to Minnesota in 2014. She also enjoys volunteering for MOCA’s Survivors Teaching Students Program®, in partnership with OCRA.
Kate serves as a volunteer for many of MOCA’s events and outreach including Light Duluth Teal Gala and our Black, White and Teal Gala.
In addition to volunteering with MOCA and doing archaeological work and research, Kate values her time with family and friends. She enjoys great food, bluegrass music, and camping by the lakes of Minnesota and mountains of Alaska.