Emily Bishop, Segal Fellow

Emily Bishop

2011 Heller MPP Segal Fellow

Emily Bishop graduated in 2012 from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management with her M.P.P. with a concentration in children, youth, and families. This program reflects her broader interests in developing policy that grants economic independence to low-income women and their families and policy that helps both men and women balance the demands of work and family. Emily grew up in Tewksbury, Mass. and attended college at the University of Vermont where she graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in political science and sociology. While a student at the University of Vermont, she worked with former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin on her book, Pearls, Politics, and Power. She also interned for Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign and, after graduation, went on to spend three years serving as a Legislative Assistant in his Washington, D.C., office. Emily was the Coordinator of Principal and Major Gifts at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, based in New York City. She is now the Manager of Board Affairs for Planned Parenthood Federation of America.