Emily joined CCIC in September 2017 as Communications and Development Coordinator after graduating from the University of Denver with B.A.s in Strategic Communication and Socio-Legal Studies. Through her work as a marketing and public relations intern at a local Denver retailer, she developed a keen understanding for the importance of interesting and impactful messaging. Working also as a nanny in college, she developed a passion for creating environments in which children can thrive. With her dedication to public policy, public health, social justice and purposeful communication, she hopes to foster community awareness and engagement through science-based, pro-vaccine messaging. In her free time, you can find Emily travelling, spending time with family and friends and finding new, delicious spots to eat around Denver.
Favorite Movie/Book: The Breakfast Club (movie) / The Glass Castle and the Harry Potter series (books)
Personal Hero: My mom, as she is the most selfless, kind and strong person I know.
Hometown Fun Fact: NASA astronaut Scott Carpenter grew up in Boulder, CO. A local park named after him features a rocket-shaped climbing structure with a slide jetting out the side of it. I have fond memories of playing at Scott Carpenter Park as a child.
Favorite Thing to do in Colorado: A hike at Chautauqua Park in Boulder followed by brunch at Snooze AM Eatery.
Why Vaccinate: On a volunteer medical trip to El Salvador, I worked as a Spanish language translator and saw first-hand the immense benefits that immunization can have on a community. All children, no matter their circumstances, should have the opportunity to be protected from preventable disease so that they can be healthy, happy and thrive in their environments.