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Emily McLaughlin
Physician Placement Specialist

Emily McLaughlin Emily McLaughlin
Physician Placement Specialist, with GMS since 2011

Your adventure starts...where? China. There's no place like it. It's massive so you get almost every culture and climate experience. Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong were my favorites by far. The masses of people that flow through these great cities are unimaginable—not to mention the buildings are beautiful. I'd love to go back soon but my sights are now on Thailand.

A great moment for you: My wedding last August along the Oregon Coast. I got to marry my love in one of my favorite places on earth!

Your passions outside of work: I'm a self-professed yogi and diehard swimmer. I also love to cook and try new foods. On more laid-back days, I'm lounging on the couch with my two cats watching a movie.

A quote that inspires you: "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." – Les Brown

Why I live in Utah: I moved to Utah with my then-boyfriend-now-husband for a change of pace and I've since fallen in love with the mountains. Hiking and skiing just aren't the same outside Utah.

Best place I've lived: It's a tie between Utah and my home state of Washington. Growing up so close to Seattle definitely had its perks (being a big melting pot of culture and cuisine and all) but SLC brings the best mix of small-town friendliness and big-city coolness.

First job: I was a sales intern for a little sports franchise called the Seattle Mariners.