Jennifer Saba and Kelli Devlin are both medical students at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine. They are equally very passionate about women’s health and have spent countless hours volunteering at their local women’s health clinic providing free pap smears and educating young women on the importance of screening for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Jen and Kelli have had many friends affected by HPV and hope to raise awareness and build a community where women affected by HPV can be supported.
Jen is a Lebanese American originally from Greensboro, NC. She attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington for undergrad and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. While in undergrad, she was involved in a different organization aimed to raise money for cancer research in children. She has always enjoyed fundraising for a good cause and spreading awareness of health related issues since her early college years. Having family from Lebanon where sex education is not really taught, has driven Jen to have a passion for educating on women’s health, especially in teens and young women. She has a desire to work with the younger population and hopes to continue her education and advocacy in her medical career. Jen believes that forming a National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) chapter in Raleigh will help further her own education and provide her with the tools to continue helping young women achieve a high level of medical care and understanding of their own bodies while working to prevent cervical cancer.
Kelli is a New York native, who moved to North Carolina for Medical School in 2021. She graduated from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY and received a Bachelors in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Psychology and Chemistry. During late adolescence and into early adulthood, Kelli’s enthusiasm for women’s health, advocacy and education grew. Whether being a confidant to close friends who were suffering with women’s health issues – specifically HPV and abnormal pap smear results — or volunteering at the Women’s Clinic at medical school to provide free women’s health care, her passion continued to blossom. Kelli ultimately plans on pursuing the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology after completion of Medical School. Her hope is that starting a NCCC chapter in Raleigh will allow her the platform needed to use the knowledge and resources available to continue to educate and advocate for HPV and cervical cancer prevention on a larger scale.