Random things about me…
- I have trained in Washin-ryū karate (starting at age 5), Yagyū Shinkage-ryū sword, and Taekwondo kickboxing – even traveling to Nagoya, Japan at one point to train with one of the last of the direct descendant of the Yagyū family
- I met my husband in a biology course when he gave me a ride home on his motorcycle (5 years later proposed next to that same motorcycle)
- I have 2 amazing sons who constantly remind me about what’s important in life
- I wanted to be an astronaut when I was younger and even attended Space Camp at Kennedy Space Center when I was 10
SarahLena Keckler is the Director of Product Management at Carevive. SarahLena has over 10 years’ experience in the clinical research field, most recently at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center, where she managed numerous multi-site research studies focused on improving quality, value, and efficiency in the delivery of patient-centered care. Her efforts there helped lead groundbreaking initiatives to improve both the institution’s cancer survivorship program and their delivery of individual cancer care. Sarahlena’s clinical research background ensures that solving for real-world clinical challenges are fundamental to Carevive’s product development.
Her combined experience and skill set create a unique perspective for building solutions that are both clinically based and technologically innovative. SarahLena received a Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University and is currently working towards her Master’s degree.
Why I Joined Carevive
When I was 13 years old I had the opportunity to travel to Senegal and live with a family in the small fishing village of Yoff. Yoff is a beautiful village on the coast of West Africa with no garbage disposal system expect the goats which roamed freely, eating the natural waste. A village plagued by the sudden and growing accumulation of “western”, non-biodegradable garbage. A problem which I became acutely aware of my role in.
What does this have to do with cancer care and Carevive you may be asking? The truth is everything! This experience had a profound effect on how I viewed the world and this lesson of the impact, for better or worse, a single person can have has echoed throughout my life since. Because of it I am an adamant believer in leaving this world better than you found it, in being able to feel good about what you do every day and, as cliché as it may sound, to being a part of the solution – and that is exactly what I have found at Carevive.
Carevive is a company deeply committed to improving an experience that, too often, leaves people scared and unsure of where to turn. Carevive is leading the way in personalized, patient-centered cancer care and never in my life have I had the privilege of working with a team so dedicated to what they do and so motivated to make a difference. It is my honor to be a part of this solution.