Race to Survive Alaska is a new survival show on USA Network. It dropped on 3 April 2023 and introduced to viewers eight teams battling it out in the Alaskan wilderness, to win the hefty $500,000 prize. And among these athletes, wanderers, mountaineers, and experienced hikers were Favia Dubyk and Genevive Walker presented as a team. These two met at a rock-climbing festival and bonded over their shared mission to help establish a space for Black female climbers.
In this writing, however, we shall tell you all about only one of them. It is Favia Dubyk we speak of and here’s everything you need to know about her.
Favia Dubyk On Race To Survive: Alaska
Per Favia Dubyk’s introduction on the show, she is an incredible athlete, who held the 100-meter dash record for seven years at Harvard, and not to miss, a cancer survivor too. Other times, she also identifies as a professional rock climber and practicing physician.
When NBC first reached out to her for this, the first person Favia thought about was Genevieve. Together with her, Favia thought they could do it. And so Favia, who is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, teamed up with best friend Genevieve, who lives in Kingston, New York, for the competition.
Then, as the competition took place, Favia learned that she has a lot of fights inside of her. She says the show only shows a small snippet of what happened. In her words, the hardest thing was not eating and still being able to push through to make it through the day.
Because she had already been through cancer and residency, the mental aspect was not “too difficult”. Instead, the physical part of it was tough because her body had changed due to cancer. Of course, having a spinal cord injury also did not help. Thankfully though, she had the best partner who when she couldn’t finish something, would lift her up.
When Favia was physically down, her friend was able to push her through all of the physical pain. Together, this pair also wanted to represent Black women. In fact, this was why they both said yes to the series.
Favia Dubyk Age
Favia Dubyk was born in 1987. So, she turned 35 years old in 2022.
Who Are Favia Dubyk Parents?
Favia Dubyk’s mother is Terrie Gibson. Other than being an animal lover, she is an associate professor at Tennessee State University, and a former research fellow at Vanderbilt University. Previously she studied Speech Pathology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Speech & Language Science at Vanderbilt University, and English at Elizabeth City State University. Also, Monroe, North Carolina-born Terrie turned 65 years old in April 2023.
Favia’s father Michael Freeman, on the other hand, started a new job as a Higher Education Consultant at SELF in Nashville, Tennesse in November 2021. Besides, on his Facebook, he also mentioned being the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Coppin State Eagles, Associate Vice President/Chief Student Affairs Officer at Tennessee State University, and Assistant Vice President/Dean for Students at the University of South Florida.
Michael, who turned 64 in June 2022, and Terrie continued to be married and together at the time of this writing.
In her family, Favia also has a sister named Ayana Freeman. Ayana is much younger than Favia and she is also not married. She turned 23 in December 2022. According to her mom, Ayana is smart, beautiful, loving, and ambitious. She graduated from the University of Maryland on 20 May 2022 and soon began a job at Cornerstone Government Affairs, Washington DC.
Favia Dubyk Job
Since September 2020, Favia Dubyk has been working full-time as the founder and CEO Dr. Favia’s Diagnosis Education Clinic in Albuquerque. Besides, for a while until January 2023, she also worked part-time spokesperson
at Kinesio Tape.
So, today, she goes around as a hematopathologist and clinical nutritionist. After B.A. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University, she went on to get a master’s degree in nutrition from Columbia University. From there, she went to medical school at Case Western Reserve University between 2010 and 2016 and also completed a residency program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of New Mexico. She went on to further specialize in hematopathology, which she was naturally drawn after battling advanced-stage lymphoma while attending medical school.
So you know, she is now in remission.
Is Favia Dubyk On Instagram And Facebook?
Yes. Favia Dubyk can be found on Instagram and Facebook. As of 9 April 2023, her IG account @felinefavia included 560 posts and 24.4K followers. Also, she showed regular glimpses of her life on ‘Favia Dubyk (Merritt)’ Facebook.
Favia Dubyk Husband
Favia Dubyk married Brian Dubyk on 28 December 2013 after meeting him just a year before. Fast forward to today, they are still together and very much in love. “Back in 2012 I was lucky enough to cross paths with this strange, beautiful creature who would become my wife”, Brian took to social media to write this and a long story on their marriage life thus far. He said how from the highest of highs and lowest of lows to the mundane drudgery of everyday life, they have been through a lot together and are still going strong. “Like a Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic, ours is a love that is built to last. Even though she’s a real pain in my ass sometimes I still wouldn’t trade her in”, he also finally added.
Brian, on IG @mynameisbriandubyk, was seen with Favia in an episode of American Ninja Warrior back in 2018. While professionally, he has been on the team of advisors at Raymond James Associates, a financial advisory firm with an office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Brian previously passed the Series 63 and Series 66 examinations and is registered to provide investment advice in New Mexico. He is qualified to provide advisory services in other states under an applicable state exemption from registration or notice filing.
When Is Favia Dubyk Birthday?
Favia Dubyk’s birthday is on September 29th and that makes her a Libra.
Where Is Favia Dubyk From?
Originally, Favia Dubyk hails from Hollywood, Maryland.
How Tall Is Favia Dubyk?
Favia Dubyk stands 5’3 (1.60 meters) in height. Also, she usually weighed 110 lbs (50 kg) most of the time.