Emily Morgan received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). After being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at age 13 and having the opportunity to interact with others with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Emily realized that not everyone has the support and resources she was lucky to have at such a young age. While in college, Emily joined the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s National Council of Collegiate Leaders and served as a cochair for two years. While a member, she hosted on-campus support groups and education seminars. Upon graduating from UNC, she worked as a researcher and patient advisor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in New Hampshire. Her main research involvement was with IBD Qorus, a quality improvement initiative and collaborative project between patients and their providers, with an aim to lead to enhanced patient health outcomes. Because of her healthcare diagnosis and advocacy and research involvement, Emily is passionate about patient goal setting and patient engagement. She is currently a Health Behavior Master’s candidate at UNC Gillings School of Public Health.