By working with asthmatic patients, I have learned first-hand the utmost importance of effective asthma education to ensure patients understand their disease and treatments. I have also seen what happens when those goals are not met. Because of this, I greatly support the role of asthma educators in providing a multi-disciplinarian treatment approach to asthma. I hope to advance the mission of the AAE by helping develop programs that teach health-care professionals how to educate patients through a narrative-based, patient-centered framework. I hope to work diligently to promote the great works of the AAE by increasing awareness and participation of the organization in the medical community.