Emily joined the WilmerHale Legal Services Center in September 2010 as a Senior Clinical Fellow in the Health Law and Policy Clinic. Her work focuses primarily on food law and policy projects aimed at increasing access to healthy foods, preventing diet-related diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, and assisting small farmers and producers in participating in local food markets. Emily also participates in the State Healthcare Access Research Project (SHARP), a project examining access to care issues for people living with HIV/AIDS, in Mississippi. Emily’s work has a geographic focus in the South, particularly in the Mississippi Delta Region.
Prior to joining the Health Law and Policy Clinic, Emily spent two years in the Clarksdale, Mississippi as the Delta Fellow, jointly funded by Harvard Law School, through the Winokur Family Foundation, and Mississippi State University. In that position, she served as Director of the Delta Directions Consortium (www.deltadirections.org), a group of university and foundation leaders who collaborate to improve public health and foster economic development in the Delta. Emily designed and implemented programmatic and policy interventions on a range of health and economic issues, and recruited and supervised over 60 Harvard Law School clinical and pro bono students in executing these endeavors.
Before attending law school, Emily served as Executive Director of JSPAN, a start-up Jewish policy non-profit based in Philadelphia. While in law school, she focused her academic work in international human rights and humanitarian law, and worked as a summer legal associate at the Khmer Institute for Democracy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Emily received her B.A. in American History from Columbia University in 2003 and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2008. Emily is a licensed member of the bar of the State of New York.