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Welcoming Tennessee Coordinator


Originally from Alabama, after graduating from Berry College, Emily became the Managing Director of a team building company in Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to joining the TIRRC staff in April 2018, Emily was the Regional Organizer with Religions for Peace USA and the Director of A Seat At The Table Knoxville. She holds a Master of Divinity with a certificate in Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Emily was a 2017 New Leaders Council (NLC) Fellow and now serves on the NCL Nashville board. As the Welcoming Tennessee Coordinator, she works to foster a more positive narrative around immigration and create opportunities for local communities to better welcome their immigrant and refugee neighbors.