A life-long learner, Emma never shies away from tackling new challenges. From clinical trials to legislative affairs, Emma’s experiences have revealed a common thread between industries: the importance of communications. She has always known that a career in public relations would allow her to satisfy her curiosity for a broad range of topics and industries, while also helping others.
Before joining Hawthorne, Emma got her start in public affairs and civic engagement. She learned the importance of effective, strategic communications within the Florida state government. There, Emma gained valuable experience balancing the needs of multiple stakeholder groups in high-pressure situations. This served her well when she began working to improve equitable medical access with the University of Pittsburgh’s clinical trial network.
Driven by her passion for making a difference, Emma pivoted to political campaigns, including a 2020 congressional campaign, where she gained experience in community relations and strategic planning on a large scale. Afterward, Emma continued consulting on campaigns while finishing her master’s degree from Boston University, before joining the Hawthorne team.
At Hawthorne, Emma brings her experience in community relations, public affairs, and media relations to meet her clients’ needs. Emma brings creativity and a fresh perspective to her storytelling, whether it’s for a single social media plan or a pitch for national media outreach. Regardless of the project or industry, Emma believes that dedication and enthusiasm are essential to achieving any client’s goal.
Education: Emma has a master’s degree in Public Relations from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and International Affairs from Florida State University.
After work, you’ll usually find Emma: Trying out new recipes and training her puppy, Walter.
Currently Reading: ‘The Water Dancer,’ By Ta-Nehisi Coates and ‘The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay’ by Michael Chabon.