Emily Hooks, M.Ed., is a Research Assistant at the North Carolina Institute of Medicine and the Assistant Managing Editor for the North Carolina Medical Journal. Prior to this role, Emily worked at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill managing large-scale programs and coordinating quantitative and qualitative assessments. Previously, she was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and taught middle school English in Wake County Public Schools. Emily earned both her M.Ed. in Higher Education and B.S. with international honors in Middle Grades Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.