Olive Thorne

Olive Thorne
Edmonton, Alberta

Olive Thorne’s keen interest in arthritis research stems from her extensive experience with arthritis and how it affects the lives of those coping with it. She was diagnosed with the disease over 10 years ago and has many family members afflicted with arthritis and associated illnesses including her mother, grandfather and two sisters. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta with a major in English and a minor in History. Olive is anxious to work towards expelling the myths and biases surrounding osteoarthritis and would like to advocate for those in need.