Dr. Jennifer Dorand graduated from William and Mary in 2009 with a BS in physics. During her time at William and Mary, she discovered the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and her future career, medical physics, through a Google search and participated in developmental biology and biophysics research. She received her doctoral degree in physics at Wake Forest University in 2014. While there, she had the opportunity to explore the clinical and academic aspects of medical physics, participating in research and quality assurance in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Her doctoral work focused on the development and characterization of a Sr-90 irradiation device for the study of cutaneous radiation injury following a radiological incident and has led to continued efforts to develop radiation countermeasures for cutaneous radiation injury. Following her graduate studies, Jennifer completed a fellowship in medical physics at the Mayo Clinic. While completing her clinical training, she pursued various clinical projects, most notably the commissioning and clinical implementation of a novel imaging modality for image-guided radiation therapy. She received her board certification from the American Board of Radiology in 2018. Jennifer now works as a board-certified medical physicist at ProCure, a stand-alone proton radiation therapy clinic, in Somerset, New Jersey. Her desire to help others extends outside of medical physics to patient advocacy for those suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). She currently serves on the Patient Governance Committee for IBD Partners, a patient-powered research network, and is a patient co-investigator on a project examining the comparative effectiveness of biologic and small molecule therapies in IBD.