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“I understand the mindset of engineers and designers currently pushing the outermost edges of innovation — and share their vision — because I myself am a maker.”

Emily, an internationally-minded speaker of three languages, is passionate about making human-centered products and services more accessible. She has a background in management consulting and internal strategy, most recently running operations at the 150-person design firm IDEO, managing everything it takes to build a small business while also honing design skills. Prior to that, Emily led strategic and budget planning projects for FHI 360, a non-profit human development organization that improves lives in more than 70 countries by advancing integrated, locally-driven solutions. She double-majored at Harvard University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and East Asian Studies. Emily’s desire to create affordable solutions to worldwide problems led her to the MITidm program, where she’s gaining deeper insights into product management and engineering.