A public administrator with a knack for elections and social justice, Emily's life and work is rooted in positive change. Emily hails from New York, where they earned their Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Social Interaction and their Master's degree in Public Administration. Emily is an active member of Sigma Delta Tau and was active with their school's Panhellenic Council. In addition to holding multiple leadership positions in their chapter and council, Emily also interned for the Fraternity and Sorority Life offices as a social media and positive image assistant.
Emily currently works for a company that helps nonprofit and political campaigns reach key audiences through video production and distribution technology. They are also a mental health and queer advocate, and they have built an online community on TikTok of "students" who want to learn more about these issues. Emily uses their following as a way to bring awareness to people directly in a fun and engaging way. Emily is a non-binary lesbian and is a firm believer in transparency, accountability and education when it comes to social issues. They took on this philosophy just three years ago when they came out after graduating from SUNY Oswego.
Before graduating, Emily remained closeted for a number of reasons. Reflecting back, they wish they had queer representation in Greek Life and a more diverse experience overall. During their time as a Greek Life member, Emily attended numerous conferences and learned a great deal about leadership, community, diversity and inclusion, and other relevant topics (like public speaking!) - but never queer issues. Emily aims to close that gap by lending their experiences, education and voice to college students so that they can feel welcome, valid and celebrated in their Greek Life communities. Emily also aims to help and prepare others to become allies within their communities at school and throughout life.
Specialties: Social justice, queer advocacy, social media