Emily Simpson (she/her) joined SCSJ in April 2022 as the organization’s first operations associate. Prior to joining SCSJ, Emily worked as a program manager on Arabella Advisor’s Managed Organizations Team, where she provided operational support for fiscally sponsored nonprofit projects, with a focus on advocacy-related projects.
Emily spent the first five years of her career with the Carolina College Advising Corps; a college access program committed to increasing the number of first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented high school students entering and completing higher education. A product of the public education system herself, she is a two-time graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, most recently earning a Master of Social Work in 2020.
Emily is passionate about social justice and spreadsheets and sees operations as her way of supporting movement work. In her free time, Emily enjoys getting outside, spending time with her Durham neighbors at the Community Empowerment Fund, and doting on her rescued racing greyhound.