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Meet Emily!

Tuesday October 18, 2016

Emily GeldbachEmily Geldbach was born and raised in the city of Spokane. After graduating from North Central High School, Emily moved to the east coast and enrolled at West Virginia University Institute of Technology. Aside from her studies, Emily also played softball for all four of her years in college. She graduated from WVU in 2015, earning a degree in biology as well as minoring in psychology and chemistry.

During the summer of her junior year, Emily was contacted by Cyndi Cook, the director of the Parkinson’s Resource Center, offering her an internship back in her hometown of Spokane. Still deciding what she would after she graduated from college, this opportunity allowed Emily to explore what she wanted to do. Soon after finishing the internship, Emily was extremely influenced by her experiencing working with people with Parkinson’s and their families.

“After finishing the internship I realized I wanted to work with the Parkinson’s community because I enjoyed it so much.”

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Emily has been a part of the NWPF staff for a little over a year now, including her time working at the Parkinson’s Resource Center before it joined NWPF in April. As the Community Resource Coordinator for NWPF she is in charge of providing the proper resources to help people with Parkinson’s and their families through specific programs or education.

Her favorite part about NWPF is interacting with the Parkinson’s community on a day-to-day basis.

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“Interacting with the people is really important to me. It’s a great opportunity for me to get to know them on a personal level and have fun with them at the same time.”

She plans on using this experience with the Parkinson’s community moving forward. Emily is currently back in school working towards becoming a neurologist specializing in movement disorders.  

When she’s not at work, Emily loves to paint and play softball. Apart from career ambitions, her brother and sister were the main reasons why she moved back to Spokane. Since she’s closer to her family, it gives her the chance to go to any of their sporting activities and to support them if they need it.

Zack Lane
NWPF Communications Intern

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