Alicia Suarez, PhD became a Hepatitis C advocate after struggling with her own fears of disclosure due to the stigma surrounding Hepatitis C.  She not only lends her voice to Hepatitis C awareness, but also conducts research on marginalized populations and her dissertation research explored illness experiences with Hepatitis C.  She hopes the summit will provide a forum in which the common themes (both positive and negative) among everyone’s experiences can be shared to learn how to better support the Hepatitis C community.