As an Irish/Latina native of the eastside of Los Angeles, Emily is passionate about telling true stories about who we are, as a diverse people. Over the course of her career, she has collaborated with artists, journalists, technologists,  activists, and funders to launch large-scale media, art, theatre, dance, and film projects that expand our notion of public life. To date, Emily has secured millions in funding from 90 grantors spanning from the Knight Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation to the U.S. Department of State. Emily has served as a grants panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, and also teaches writing at Occidental College.

In her role at Amplifier, Emily serves as the chief writer for the organization, crafting proposals, press releases, newsletters, and web copy for a wide range of audiences, including funders and the press. She also helps inform the Education Amplifier program, which reaches 1 million K-12 students nationwide. Emily holds a master’s degree in Journalism from Georgetown University and an undergraduate degree in Modern Literature from UC Santa Cruz. In her free time, Emily enjoys contemporary dance, creative writing, vegan nachos, and adventures in revolutionary motherhood!