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Education has been one of the most important forces in Emilie's life, driven by inspirational teachers from elementary school through graduate school, and she is committed to helping change the trajectory of students' lives so that all students can live up to their full potential.  
 
She began her career teaching at independent schools and working at non-profit educational organizations.  She spent a year teaching English as a Second Language to community college and law students in Valparaiso, Chile, as part of WorldTeach, via the Harvard Center for International Development.   Prior to joining Equitas, Emilie spent eight years at Capital Impact Partners, a non-profit community development financial institution, where she financed projects dedicated to creating equity, and led the organization's thought leadership efforts in the education sector.  In this position, she worked in partnership with Equitas to finance the permanent facilities for EQ, EQ2, and EQ3.  She holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Mills College.  
 
Emilie is an avid reader, and spent a year as a core volunteer with the Prisoners Literature Project, a grassroots organization that sends books to prisoners, because she believes that everyone should have access to books.  Having recently moved from Oakland to Los Angeles to join the Equitas team and to participate in the Broad Residency for Urban Education, she looks forward to exploring LA's neighborhoods, food, art, and hiking.