Emily graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 2004 with a BS in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. Her honors thesis “From Legionnaire’s to AIDS: A Comparative Analysis of the U.S. Federal Government’s Response to New and Emerging Diseases, 1976-1988” analyzed the socio-cultural and political forces shaping the Federal response to Legionnaire’s Disease, Toxic Shock Syndrome, and HIV/AIDS and earned the Science, Technology, and International Affairs Medal for best senior thesis. Emily continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing, graduating summa cum laude in 2006 with a BS in Nursing, after which she worked as a nurse in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit at UCLA Medical Center. Her experiences caring for transplant patients, vulnerable populations, and patients at the end of life in an intervention-driven environment fueled her desire to analyze the ethical norms underlying health care policy and to determine the ways in which policy can foster ethical practice. From 2008 to 2010, Emily was a fellow in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. In this time, she published articles on topics including emergency research without informed consent, the rule of rescue, and research-care integration; she also co-authored Clinical Research Ethics Consultation: A Casebook, a collection of case studies examining pertinent topics in research ethics. Emily entered the joint JD/PhD Program in Health Policy in the fall of 2010. Her current research interests include allocation of scarce resources in healthcare and research ethics, which is the focus of her dissertation. Emily was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in 2011 and a Merit Fellowship from Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 2012. Emily was a Petrie-Flom Center Student Fellow during the 2014-2015 academic year.