Emily Lefferts

Development Associate

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies and Bachelor of Musical Arts in Flute Performance from the University of Michigan

Job Description: I serve as part of the Patient Engagement program to educate, inspire and partner with patients seen at UCHealth and the University of Colorado Hospital.

Why CU?: My husband, Adam, is a PhD student in Immunology, which brought us to CU Anschutz from Michigan. I’m particularly excited about working here because I had a life-changing experience as a patient through Michigan Medicine and it sparked a desire to serve research hospitals, so hopefully others can have the same positive outcomes I enjoyed. As an organizational studies nerd, CU Anschutz is an exciting place to be because our team’s structure and the university’s relationship with other teams and organizations in the area are highly functional, efficient, unique, and fascinating. I have so much to learn here, and it’s just the perfect fit!

I love cooking, playing with my dog, endurance sports, hiking, music, reading, game nights with friends, and exploring Denver’s restaurants and breweries.