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Sandra L. Cross (President) grew up in the Bay Area, and except for her college years during the late 1960s at the University of Chicago, has always lived in the Bay Area. She earned her law degree from Hastings College of the Law in 1975 and has enjoyed an active practice as a Chapter 11 corporate reorganization attorney. She hoped she would escape her family history of breast cancer, but was diagnosed with the disease in 1997. After the completion of her treatments in 1998 she worked part time, and in the spring of 2001 began working as a sole practitioner representing small business and continuing her bankruptcy practice.

She has been a member of the San Francisco Financial Women's Association, and has served on the Board of Directors for Elpida House, and the Marin County American Civil Liberties Union where she continues to work as a volunteer on the hot line.

She currently lives in Stinson Beach with her husband, Christopher Harrington. She is concerned that her grown daughter have as much information as possible about the causes of breast cancer and her risks of developing the disease.