Emily serves as USGLC’s Program Director, overseeing the strategy and implementation of the numerous events hosted by the organization each year in Washington, DC and around the country. Emily joined USGLC shortly upon graduating from American University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations, with a focus on U.S. foreign policy, national security, and Russian language, which included a semester spent living in St. Petersburg, Russia. A native of Burlington, Vermont, Emily has lived and worked in the DC-area for over 15 years and currently resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and their young children – a son and twin daughters.
This week’s kick-off session for USGLC’s inaugural class of Next Gen Global Leaders was a proud moment for our organization. In 2020, we recruited nearly 100 bipartisan, diverse, and talented young leaders from 33 states to join our inaugural class of Next Gen Global Leaders. And this week, at the start of 2021, we welcomed them into the USGLC family as they signed into the Zoom classroom for their first session.
The Memorial Day congressional recess was upon us— a time to reflect and remember the men and women who have served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice to keep America safe – and we thought, what better time to travel the country to talk about how and why what happens overseas affects us here at home. So, we packed our bags and took to the skies, landing first in Phoenix, Arizona.
As Members of Congress headed home for the August congressional recess, we at the USGLC hit the road – delivering a simple, yet powerful message to the American people: Leading Globally, Matters Locally. From the Southwest, to the Southeast, to the Midwest, hundreds of USGLC state leaders – from the business, veteran, non-profit, and faith communities – came together for three wildly successful events with a bipartisan group of U.S. senators in support of continued investment in American diplomacy and development programs.