Few people with a cause walk the talk as boldly and graciously as Christine Von Raesfeld, founder and CEO of People with Empathy. Christine is a pillar of patient advocacy and allyship in the rare and chronic disease community. Through the lens of her lived experiences in healthcare, she has become a champion for patient voices, diversity and inclusion in clinical research, and equitable patient-sponsor partnerships. Christine has brought her unique perspective and honed expertise to countless roles as a featured speaker for numerous conferences dedicated to the rare disease community and disease awareness initiatives. Wherever possible, Christine generates momentum toward progress along her patient advocacy interests and stimulates dialog on a range of topics relevant to patients, clinicians, and industry. As a patient advisor, Christine has assisted several initiatives including the Stanford “Humanwide” Precision Medicine Program, All of Us Research, and the 23andMe Lupus initiative. For her many contributions to her field, she has been named one of the top 100 Women of Influence by Silicon Valley Business Journal, a member of the 2021 HIMSS Future 50, and one of Medika Life’s medikal life 50 most influential voices in healthcare 2022 among other distinctions. With her guidance and support, we will continue to optimize the patient journey for people worldwide.