Emily recently completed her master’s degree in bioethics and certification in clinical ethics and mediation at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2007, she graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, where she was the recipient of the Honorable Walter H. Annenberg Award. Currently, she works in health care marketing as a social media and video production specialist.
In 2011, Emily was named Abbott’s “Thriving Graduate Student” through the CFCareForward program and was awarded the $19,000 scholarship. She serves as a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Quality Improvement Advisory Committee and volunteers for the Foundation’s Delaware County chapter. She recently served as the patient representative on the “Communications Action Team” as part of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s five strategic planning committees.
Emily is a co-founder and board member of Emily’s Entourage, a non-profit organization that has raised over $500,000 since its founding in 2011 to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
On a personal note, Emily is an active participant in the online Cystic Fibrosis community. She’s incredibly grateful for the remarkable people she’s met and the invaluable lessons they have taught her about the power of a community that “gets it” and supports each other every step of the way.