Emily is a neophyte at life living with love. She is a survivor, advocate, writer, researcher, consultant and development practitioner who believes in leading with humility and remaining curious. As the Director of Domestic Violence Response Systems at the Vermont Network, Emily brings her experience in strategic communications and operations, social innovation, and training/facilitation to her collaboration with stakeholders as they prefigurate an existence without violence. Emily comes back to center through embodying modalities like a deep breath, a long run, a belly laugh, or any healing movement. Her favorite elixirs are Adirondack air, slow pages, sun-soaked swims, her pup (Rooibos), rounds of gin rummy with her Mémère, hot tea, and lunar revelry.