Emily joined Future Foundations in August 2019 as a Senior Project Manager for the AWS GetIT programme, which is partnered with Amazon Web Services.
Designed to encourage more girls to consider a career in technology and break down gender stereotypes, this social initiative programme aims to inspire 100 UK schools and over 10,000 students. Year 8 pupils from the multiple schools all compete to design an app that addresses a real community issue.
Prior to this Emily worked for Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) for eight years in a variety of roles, including managing the training function of their flagship youth programme International Citizen Service. While at VSO Emily worked in the UK, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia and Tanzania training staff and partners, raising awareness and supporting and inspiring young people to achieve their potential.
Before VSO, Emily had roles in the public sector working with children centres, the probation service, and a disability charity. Emily regularly volunteers and spent a year working with the charity Envision to support students to design, plan and implement a social action project in their school.
In her spare time, Emily is a keen walker and has trekked the Camino Santiago Pilgrimage in Spain. She also enjoys outdoor swimming at any time of the year and spends most weekends in the sea, in a lake or in a lido!