Emily Harburg | Co-Founder and Director of Programs for Brave Initiatives

Emily Harburg is the co-founder and Director of Programs for Brave Initiatives, a nonprofit dedicated to helping women build skills in coding, design and leadership for social impact. Emily is also a doctoral student in the Technology and Social Behavior PhD program at Northwestern University where she builds and researches online tools to improve motivation, collaboration, and self-efficacy. Her work has been published in academic journals, Harvard Business School case studies, and news publications. Emily has industry experience working for Walt Disney Imagineering in the Disney Research behavioral sciences team, and as UX Researcher at Facebook. She is a co-founder of Youth Lead the Change, a global youth leadership organization that empowers youth to reach their full potential as leaders. She also co-founded Northwestern Toastmasters to help support public speaking and leadership development in graduate students, and Thoughtlucks to gather diverse community in cities over food to discuss big questions together. Emily received her B.A. in Social Anthropology and Psychology from Harvard University, where she played on the Harvard Varsity Women's Volleyball Team.