- Program Assistant
Emily Grugan is a Program Assistant in OITE and works with the wellness team in creating and providing resources to trainees centered on mental health and overall well-being. Additionally, she assists with event planning and facilitation within the office.
Emily received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Iowa, following which she worked as a Postbac IRTA fellow at NIAID before acquiring her current role in OITE. Prior to her time at Iowa, she served for six years as an active-duty member in the U.S. Air Force where she was an aircraft hydraulic systems mechanic. Emily plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Psychology and a career conducting both psychological research and clinical care. She is passionate about educating others on mental health, encouraging them towards their goals, and offering support through the ups and downs that come along the way.