Innovation strategist. Creating impactful products and services that center users.
Emilia (she/her) has dedicated her career to serving the needs of others by developing and optimizing products and services for constituents and patients. In her prior role as a Product Lead in the State of New Jersey’s Office of Innovation, she impacted millions of New Jerseyans by sharing appointment availability data through the development of the nation’s second state-run vaccine appointment finder. She also developed a digital coaching platform to help guide New Jersey job seekers through their day-to-day job search. Prior to her time in New Jersey, she worked in healthcare as a management consultant for Ernst and Young where she improved patient outcomes by enabling greater access for patients and coordinated care among providers. Emilia earned her Master of Business Administration and a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the University of Minnesota where she founded the Black Alumni Network and currently serves on the Executive Board of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.