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Kel Mejlaender

Kel Mejlaender

Kel is a Senior Advocate Engagement Manager at Health Perspectives Group, a sister company to Health Stories Project. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English and history from Pacific Lutheran University. She is passionate about the importance of human connection through stories and integrating real patient experiences into the healthcare community.

When Gene Mikov, 75, described his current skin care routine, he recited a set of rules: “Wear sunscreen, put on a hat and don’t get too much sun.” Gene has adhered to these rules — or at least the first two — since…
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U.S. Immigration Ban Takes Effect: Will Your Healthcare be Impacted?

On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court approved the third version of the president’s travel ban to go into effect while legal challenges continue to be heard in the lower courts. Intended to protect the U.S. from the threat of terrorism, the regulation…
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Agender in America: Transgender Healthcare Experiences

This is the second of two planned articles detailing gendered experiences in the American healthcare system. Click here to read Part 1. If you would like to share your health experiences, please sign up here. While the transgender community has gained greater visibility,…
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This is the first of two planned articles detailing gendered experiences in the American healthcare system. If you would like to share your health experiences, please sign up here. Although the transgender community has achieved greater visibility in the American public eye, the…
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A Day in the Life of a Type 1 Diabetic Auditor For an auditor in a public accounting firm during busy season, the average day follows a tough routine where fast food beats food prep, late nights outlast rest and exercise never makes…
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