Britt Thelemann Pangerl
Britt grew up thinking excruciatingly painful periods were normal and that missing school, cancelling plans and working her life around her menstrual cycle was just something people with periods had to do. After living for 15 years with severe period pain and confirming a diagnosis of infertility in 2017 she fired her ObGyn and sought further support from an endometriosis specialist. Britt was diagnosed with Stage III endometriosis in January 2018, the same year she and two others started the Minnesota Endo Warriors. She was elected President of the Minnesota Endo Warriors later that year and is committed to raising awareness about endometriosis and providing educational resources and community support for those affected by the disease. Under her leadership the Minnesota Endo March, their signature event each year, has grown by 300% in partnership with the WorldWide EndoMarch. Together the MN Endo Warriors have launched both online and in-person support groups, surgical care packages and a school nurses education initiative throughout the state. Britt was named one of 2016's "Twin Cities Finest" for her philanthropic work, represented our state as Miss Minnesota USA 2011 and is launching a new podcast called "The Endocast" with co host and endometriosis specialist Dr. Eric Heegaard. She is committed to passionately sharing her personal struggle with endometriosis and infertility journey in the hopes of supporting others and inspiring change. By-day Britt is a technology geek in sales for Stoneridge Software, but on-the-side she has worked as a live event host, auctioneer, on-camera talent for over 12 years.