Emilee Gibson graduated from the University of Iowa in 2017 with a B.S. in Human Physiology along with minors in Spanish and Global Health. She currently works as a clinical research assistant for the Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics focusing on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and aneurysm treatment. She is applying to medical school and hopes to marry her passions for healthcare, health policy advocacy and global health as a physician in the future.
Emilee has been a Shot@Life Champion since 2015. In September 2017, she had the honor of representing Shot@Life at the Measles and Rubella Initiative Partners Meeting, where she discussed the importance of grassroots advocacy efforts on college campuses and global vaccine programs.
In August 2018, Emilee had the privilege of traveling to Uganda with Shot@Life to observe vaccine programs protecting children from deadly diseases in hard to reach places. Witnessing the implementation of the rotavirus vaccine in the Ugandan healthcare system was especially exciting since Emilee contracted rotavirus as a baby and her family understands how dangerous an illness it can be. As a healthcare worker herself, Emilee enjoyed talking with healthcare workers in Uganda about the challenges and successes they experience and has been excited to bring these impactful stories back to her Congressional offices in support of funding for global vaccine programs.
Emilee is passionate about the work of the United Nations Foundation and looks forward to continuing to advocate to members of Congress in support of global vaccines programs for years to come. As the granddaughter of a polio survivor and having experienced rotavirus herself, she understands how vital vaccines are to ensuring a healthy future for children around the world.
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