Hometown: Cortland, NY
Education: BA Art History and Graphic Communications, Hartwick College
After working in design, Emily began her career in education, something that she’d been drawn to her whole life. She joined Blue Engine in 2014, working in both an Algebra and ELA classroom in 9th and 10th grade at Bronx River High School. She quickly saw that more adults in the classroom meant more students were seen and heard, and loved that Blue Engine was questioning norms while pushing her and those around her to deeply consider the importance of mindsets. Emily stayed for a second year as a Team Coordinator and joined the program staff in 2016. She was first on Blue Engine’s recruitment team, and transitioned in 2017 to the leader of BE’s first School Support Manager team. She’s since transitioned to her role as Site Director, where she works in close collaboration with BETAs, teachers, and administration to support the implementation of the Blue Engine team teaching model. She’s very excited to continue to support BETAs and teams doing work that means so much to her. For fun, Emily loves to cook, enjoys the outdoors, and still does freelance design work.