UI Staff Profile: Meet Emily!

The UI team is growing! Meet Emily, the newest member of Team Urban Initiatives. Emily is the new Development Coordinator and is looking forward to contributing to the growth and impact of Urban Initiatives. Welcome Emily to the team!

Basic info: Name, birthday, where you last went to school?

Emily, October 31 (Halloween!), I just graduated from Northwestern

Who is your favorite Spice Girl/Backstreet Boy/Power Ranger?

Nick Carter

Who is someone that has really inspired you in your lifetime?

Martha Stewart

If we gave you $20 to go spend on anything right now, what would you buy?


What’s your favorite type of cheese and why?

Mt Tam from Cowgirl Creamery 

What achievement are you most proud of?

Working to raise $1.25 million with NU Dance Marathon this year

What is your spirit animal?

A meerkat

If you were to throw a dinner party, who are 3 people you’d want to invite?

John Mulaney, his wife Annamarie Tendler, and my friend Haley with whom I share an overwhelming love for John Mulaney

What is the last book you read?

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

What’s the best place to get food in Chicago?

Velvet Taco

What’s your favorite type of healthy and non-healthy snack?

  • Healthy: baby carrots
  • Non-healthy: Sour gummy worms

How would your best friend describe you?

Independent, gritty, sarcastic

What’s your favorite sports-related memory?

Watching the Northwestern Wildcats play in the tournament this year while in Las Vegas with my grandparents

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Something from the Hamilton soundtrack

What are you most excited about for in 2017?

Moving into a new apartment (and starting work at UI of course!)

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