Ohio born and raised, Emily Tibbits graduated with honors from the University of Cincinnati in 2009 and then from Wright State University Medical School in 2013. She has studied multiple languages during her collegiate years and has been an avid traveler, most recently spending time in Africa trekking Kilimanjaro and then rotating through African community hospitals. She is currently making her way to Base Camp One in Nepal. She completed the Reserve Officer Training Corps during college, and is now an active duty Captain in the United States Air Force. She will be completing her first year of general surgery residency at the University of California, Davis this upcoming June.