Daana Townsend

Daana is 38 years old, living in Milwaukee, WI. She was diagnosed with RRMS in 2004. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Africology, a Master of Science in Cultural Foundations of Education, and is a PhD candidate in Social Foundations of Education, with a specialization in Sociology. She is resigned to the fact that her PhD candidate status will likely be in perpetuity, as finishing her dissertation presents a unique set of challenges in combination with health issues.

Daana’s DMDs have ranged from Avonex, to Tysabri to LEMTRADA (final infusion in 2016) — with IV steroids, plasmapheresis and botox injections in between over the years. She will be starting Ocrevus in December 2018, after new lesions were found post LEMTRADA.

She currently teaches Sociology part time at Milwaukee Area Technical College, and has been teaching college for 13 years at various colleges and universities throughout Wisconsin.

She loves James Baldwin, Black culture, being an Auntie, making playlists on Spotify, and  red lipstick.

Find her on Instagram and Twitter @retrosoul__