Research Assistant, Neurology, Oregon Health & Science University
Emily Sippel is a Research Assistant in the Neurology Department at Oregon Health & Science University, assisting with studies on concussion. Prior to starting work at OHSU, she formerly worked as a Medical Scribe at a clinic in Vancouver, WA. She is currently in the application process for medical school, with the ultimate goal of using medicine to fulfill her passion to serve others.
Emily is a graduate of the University of Portland, earning her bachelor’s degree in 2014, with a Major in Biology and double Minor in Neuroscience and Spanish. During her undergraduate career, she was awarded a 4-year athletic scholarship to play women’s soccer at UP, earning all-conference academic honors 3 years in a row, and finishing her senior season as a team captain.
Emily has been involved in various volunteer and leadership opportunities throughout the years. In December 2014 she traveled to Haiti to collaborate with a group of volunteers to rebuild a family’s home that was destroyed in the 2010 Earthquake. She was able to share in playing the sport she loves, soccer, with local community members in Haiti, an experience that brought with it the realization of athletics as a means to connect human beings. Additionally, she has led a room renovation project at the Ronald McDonald House, has been a coach and counselor for youth soccer camps, and has volunteered with at-risk youth in an after-school program.