©2017 by Emily Akers

About Me.
Raised in Brooklyn, the kale-eating capital of New York City, Emily is an outgoing and endearingly enthusiastic young woman who, for much of her childhood, danced around the living room singing Annie’s “Tomorrow.” 
 
From mumbling to monologues, her love of musical theatre blossomed into her study of vocal performance at LaGuardia High School and the pursuit of an Acting degree at Penn State University.
As she continued her studies, she realized she was interested in more than just acting. She explored the fields of Anthropology, Psychology, Physics, Journalism, Mathematics, Outdoor Leadership/Education, French, and Entrepreneurship. Emily decided to pick up minors in Entrepreneurship & Innovation (New Media Cluster) and French & Francophone Studies.
Driven by her aspirations and a strong go-getter attitude, Emily challenges herself with the addition of extracurriculars to her schedule. She has been a backpacking leader and mentor for AURORA for the past two years, is the Social Media/Marketing Chair of Full Ammo Improv, and was one of four students asked to join the Marketing Committee of the Penn State School of Theatre.
 
In addition to the Penn State community, she has interned/worked/collaborated on several start-ups such as ShuttleHome, Tribute, Daybreaker, and Project 33. 
Emily spent the last year as the Director of Events and Campus Outreach for Next Gen Summit, the premier conference and community for young entrepreneurs. There, she organized and executed events bringing together entrepreneurship communities around the US, worked on graphic and web design, and helped to expand the company.
Since graduating from Penn State, she has returned to Brooklyn and works as a content creator and event producer.