Donna Myers

Freelance Writer and Editor

Expertise

Biology

Education

Johns Hopkins University

Highlights

Experience

Donna Myers is a former writer for Verywell Health. As a teenager, Myers was diagnosed with a giant cell tumor known as an osteoclastoma and spent more than 15 years dealing with the physical and emotional effects that followed. This experience spurred Myers to research and learn as much as she could about cancer in order to inform others about preventing and coping with the disease. To that end, she earned both a Bachelors in Biology with concentrations in pre-medicine and anatomy and physiology and a Masters in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. Before pursuing her current career as a freelance writer and editor, Myers spent five years as a consumer safety officer with the Department of Health and Human Services. 

Education

Myers holds a Bachelors in Biology with concentrations in pre-medicine and anatomy and physiology and a Masters in Writing from Johns Hopkins University.

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