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40 under 40
American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC), 2019

NextGen 10: Philanthropy, Art, & Culture
CSQ, 2018

Alumni of the Decade
Cardozo School of Law, 2017

“We Are Emily” Award
Emily’s List, 2017

Next Generation of Philanthropists
Town and Country Magazine, 2016

Media Surrogate
Hillary for America, 2016

40 Under 40 Movers and Shakers
Washington Life Magazine, 2014, 2016, 2017

Truman Values Award
Truman National Security Project, 2012

40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders in Politics
New Leaders Council, 2008

“Telling stories in advocacy is not a new tool, but this issue and this moment need to be humanized and the stories are the way to do it.”


Emily is the host of the award-winning podcast She Pivots, which features women, their stories, and how their pivot became their success. After leaving her fast-paced job as the Vice President of Campaigns at the largest democratic think tank in DC, the Center for American Progress, she learned to redefine her own idea of success when she left the career she thought she would have forever. Emily is a seasoned host, interviewing countless leaders and influential women including Vice President Kamala Harris, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Stacey Abrams, and Sophia Bush, to name a few.


Leading Democratic political strategist with over 250 appearances on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, HLN, and CBS. She has contributed to publications such as Parents Magazine, Marie Claire, Bustle, SheKnows, and Huffington Post. Her views are frequently featured in national news outlets including The New York Times, Newsweek, Reuters, and Politico.

  • Host of Your Political Playlist, a successful interview-style podcast offering a guide to politics with guests at the seat of power and activism, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Stacey Abrams, and Hilary Clinton.
    • Her January 2020 interview with Clinton made headlines in outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, POLITICO, The Hill, driving a 48-hour news cycle in the midst of the Senate impeachment trial the weekend leading up to the Iowa caucuses.
    • Her live podcast recording with Senator Cory Booker at the 92Y was viewed by more than 70,000 people in 120 countries.
  • Former host of Parents Magazine’s “Moms Run The World” segment on Instagram Live.
  • Former political correspondent to Parents Magazine. As a staunch advocate of women’s rights, Emily helped shape the leading principles for the inaugural Women’s March in January 2017. 
  • Created and implemented a nationwide, high-level surrogate program in 2018 for Democratic candidates and trained first-time women candidates in New York State.
  • Served as a Senior Advisor for Paid Leave U.S. as an advocate for policy supporting families and businesses.
  • Founded Think Blue, an organization to increase youth participation in the democratic electoral process.
  • Served as the Executive Director of Young Democrats of America, running the independent youth arm of the Democratic Party for 2012 Election.
  • Directed a legislative and grassroots advocacy campaign culminating in the landmark repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) law.

In 2019, Emily launched ETS Advisory which allows her to work directly with advocates across the country to drive progressive change. Emily is a member of the EMILY’S List Creative Council and has also served as a Senior Advisor to Swing Left, where she executed a national celebrity surrogate tour with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Natalie Portman, and Jessica Alba and coordinated the “The Last Weekend” project to mobilize key stakeholders in the final days of the 2018 midterm elections.

She is a member of the New York Bar, earning her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Key recognitions include the Cardozo Alumni of the Decade, New Leaders Council 40 under 40 Emerging Leaders in Politics, Washington Life Magazine 40 Under 40, American Association of Political Consultants 40 under 40, “We Are Emily” award from Emily’s List, and the Truman Values Award from Truman National Security Project.

A New York Giants fan and a life-long musical theatre enthusiast, Emily considers her experience as a camp counselor for girls in Massachusetts amongst her most fulfilling roles. She lives in New York with her husband and three children.

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