Calvin serves as Chief Financial Officer for the National Urban League. He grew up in Maryland, near Washington, DC, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. He was diagnosed with sarcoidosis in 2014, with the condition affecting his lungs, skin, lymph nodes, and bones. Despite the challenges of the condition, Calvin strives to live a balanced life in service of others.
His column, “Run Your Own Race,” is inspired by his newfound enjoyment of running, something that his first sarcoidosis doctor told him was not possible, but later doctors encouraged. He hopes that his column will help remind fellow patients and others that our sarcoidosis journey is uniquely our own race to run.