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 “Tomorrow” from Annie. 

Throughout her childhood, her love of musical theatre took her down the path of studying vocal performance at LaGuardia High School and pursuing a BA in Acting at Penn State University.

 

During her time at PSU, she explored many subjects and picked up minors in Entrepreneurship & Innovation (New Media Cluster) as well as French & Francophone Studies. 

She participated in various organizations such as Full Ammo Improv (Web Master/Marketing Chair), Outdoor School, and Innoblue (Director of Marketing) as well as aided in research at the Smeal College of Business and as an Orientation Backpacking Leader for AURORA, 

During summers and part-time through the years, she has interned/worked/collaborated with several start-ups such as ShuttleHome, Tribute, Daybreaker, Project 33, Gotham Media Ventures, and HeyMama.. 

Emily spent a year and a half 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 at Major League Hacking as the Localhost Community Coordinator, working to empower the hackers worldwide. In addition to this, Emily works as a freelance content creator and event producer.

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