Nathan Moy (California)

School: University of Southern California

Major: Biological Sciences

Hometown: Los Altos, CA

My name is Nathan Moy and I am from Los Altos, California. I am currently a junior at the University of Southern California, majoring in Biology and minoring in Applied Analytics. I am interested in IBD research and patient care, and hope to pursue a career in medicine in the future. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (soon changed to Crohn’s) in 2018, following a sudden onset of symptoms during my junior year of high school. After moving through first line treatments, I was put on a long course of steroids to try to control my disease. However, side effects and complications soon made it a struggle to get through the school day and swim practice. I eventually switched to infusion treatment that finally got me on the path towards remission. Just when I had finally begun to settle into my life with Crohn’s, the Covid-19 pandemic began. As an immunocompromised person, it was scary to navigate such an unprecedented situation. However, one thing it helped me realize is that I wanted to get more involved with the Crohn’s and Colitis community to make sure others are aware of the resources and support available to them. As a NCCL member, I have been able to directly contribute IBD outreach and awareness. This platform has allowed me to educate others about my condition, and I am grateful to work with such a driven and like minded group of people. I want to show other young adults with IBD that you don’t have to let your condition hold you back. You can achieve anything you want, and we will be there to support you!