Emily is an energetic beach girl from Virginia Beach, Virginia. She went to MIT and studied biological engineering with a minor in business management. While working in the biomedical industry, she realized that she wanted to explore the political realm of health industry, and pursued her MPH at Dartmouth. Her thesis focused on the health outcomes of mothers and newborns in perinatal home visits programs by nurses and trained professionals. She then decided to go to medical school back home in Virginia and is currently a third year student at VCU. She is active in the student government and was recently elected president. She has been working on various research projects and she volunteers in the community. Emily also participates in an honors program assisting underserved populations internationally and locally. She is interested in working with pediatric populations in the future.