Dr. Favia Dubyk is an Albuquerque, New Mexico based climber, wife and mom to rescue pup Hans and five cats. She has climbed her way through a cancer diagnosis, chemotherapy, recovery, medical school and more.
She discovered her love for rock climbing while in medical school until she was diagnosed with advanced stage lymphoma in 2012 and was forced to take a two- year break. She credits the idea of being able to get back into the gym and climbing outdoors to helping her push through the hardest time in her life. Since her diagnosis and chemotherapy treatments her tumor has shrunk, and she is considered a cancer survivor!
Favia attended Harvard and Colombia and now works as a pathologist at the University of New Mexico. She is always looking for a new adventure and loves to travel the country to master new boulders. You can see her featured on seasons 10 and 11 on American Ninja Warrior as well as many other media outlets as she loves to share her journey.