Emily Blatter Boyer is a Master’s candidate in Education Policy and Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she is focused on creating exceptional secondary educational opportunities to give more students access to college and career, and understanding organizational dynamics to foster more leadership opportunities for women and people of color. Prior to Harvard, Emily worked as the Director of KIPP Through College at KIPP Nashville for 5 years, supporting first generation and underserved students and families through college application and persistence. She was responsible for developing the programmatic vision and goals of KIPP Through College, engaging stakeholders, and developing partnerships with colleges and the community to increase opportunities for students. Before joining KIPP, Emily ran a Nashville school board campaign, spent three years as a Recruitment Director for Teach For America and was a 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teacher at a public K-8 school in Harlem, NY via Teach For America. Emily holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Brown University. In her free time, Emily can be found playing with her dog, Walter, and cat, Bean, cooking or checking out new restaurants, enjoying a good book, or breaking a sweat at the gym.