Dr. Kelly Cude is dancing for American Cancer Society.
Dr. Kelly Cude is a Professor of Biology at COC where she has taught a multitude of classes ranging from microbiology and molecular genetics to cancer biology. Dr. Cude grew up near Monterey Bay California where she attended community college before transferring to UC Davis (BS) and attending graduate school at the University of Washington (PhD). Her scientific field of study (and personal passion) is cancer biology, a decision made at age 9 after losing her grandfather.
As a passionate, enthusiastic teacher, Dr. Cude strives to help students change their perspective of the living world to appreciate the beauty and complexity of microscopic biology. This world explains where diseases like cancer evolve and where the tools to defeat cancer will be found.
In her spare time, Dr. Cude enjoys creating stained glass, gardening, and relaxing with her cats, Lotus and Temba. She founded CARE SCV—Cancer Awareness and Resource Expo and serves on our local ACS Leadership Council. While she loves tennis, hiking, and kayaking, dancing is not her forte! However, she is excited about being part of Dancing with Our Stars and embraces this challenge to contribute to a favorite cause.
To vote for Kelly go to main.acsevents.org/goto/DrKellyDances.