As Program Manager at SXSW Eco, Emily organizes and advances the sessions and speakers for the conference. Emily graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelors in Public Relations. Through experiencing events centered around music, art and the development of innovative ideas, she was inspired her to pursue a career in special events.
Her dream of working for SXSW became a reality when she was offered an internship position in college and was hired as a Special Projects Coordinator for the March conference when she graduated. She primarily focuses on SXSW Music, but began working on the SXgood Hub in 2013 in order to support organizations driving social impact. From there, she became involved with SXSW Eco. She is a native Texan who dreads the cold, lives in South Austin with her tiny pup, and has dyed her hair every color in the rainbow.