Administrative and Development Associate

Emily joined PPS in 2013 to assist in the development and growth of PPS’s strategic partnerships.  She conducts development research and outreach, manages PPS’s international contact database and coordinates communication between PPS and partner organizations.   In addition, Emily manages the PPS internship program and helps to coordinate PPS’s biannual Placemaking training courses.  At the core of Emily’s work is a focus on expanding and supporting the Placemaking movement as a vehicle for creating healthier, more livable cities, towns and neighborhoods.

Emily received her M.A. in International Affairs from The New School for International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.  There she concentrated on cities and social justice, specifically on issues related to housing and access to social services in rapidly urbanizing developing cities.  She has traveled to and studied southern Indian development policy and economic growth extensively and wrote her Masters thesis on slum redevelopment policy in Mumbai.  Emily earned her B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Religion from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.


M.A. International Affairs, The New School for International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
B.A. Political Science, minor in Religion, University of North Carolina at Wilmington