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 University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where she helps coordinate various clinical trials focusing mainly on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and aneurysm treatment. She is especially passionate about the intersection of healthcare and policy, and hopes to combine these two interests into a career someday. As an undergraduate, Emilee interned at a hospital in South Africa which ignited her passion for health on a global scale. Emilee is currently planning on applying to medical school so she can work to marry her passions for healthcare, advocacy and global health.
Emilee has been a Shot@Life Champion since 2015. In September 2017, She had the immense honor of representing Shot@Life at the Annual Measles and Rubella Initiative Partners Meeting, where she discussed the importance of grassroots advocacy efforts and global vaccine programs. She has also served as the past president and current advisor for the Immunity Campaign, a student organization on the University of Iowa Campus, which advocates and fundraises 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, she understands how vital vaccines are to ensuring a healthy future for children around the world.
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