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Emily Baeza

Emerson College, USA

Emily Baeza is a Los Angeles-born storyteller, photographer, designer, and activist. She is a current master's degree candidate at Emerson College's Civic Media: Art and Practice program in Boston. Emily is looking forward to deepening her understanding of the community in the digital age and hopes to make the world a better place for underserved youth and women of color. Emily earned her B.A. in a self-designed program at Whittier College. Combining journalism and environmental advocacy, she investigated the ways one's perceived natural world could be shaped by natural disasters and communicated through storytelling. She worked professionally in the nonprofit sector, including two years as a mentor and role model with the AmeriCorps program City Year. It was with City Year that Emily's passion for public service and civic engagement was ignited. After her service, Emily transformed her creativity and love of digital storytelling into a communications career. For three years, she led communications efforts to amplify City Year Los Angeles' mission to provide equitable education and close the opportunity gap for students. She currently works with City Year Boston. In her free time, Emily is a dedicated mentor for teenage girls of color, teaching them self-expression through photography.

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