Emilia grew up in North Jersey, but has spent the last decade in Philadelphia. She received her bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Temple University and her masters in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work. Emilia has over seven years of experiencing working in the out-of-school time field in Philadelphia. Emilia is thrilled to join the Heart & Hand team and is committed to providing high-quality opportunities for young people using a positive youth development framework and healing-centered approach.
Emilia is new to Colorado, but since arriving in September 2020, she has enjoyed the access to the mountains, where her and her partner have spent the winter snowboarding. In her spare time, Emilia also enjoys live music, escaping with a good novel, snuggling with her two cats, and eating delicious food. One of her newer food ventures has been making handmade tortillas every Tuesday for Taco Tuesday!