Joined EDPA: 2020
Emily Cruz serves as the Alabama Launchpad Coordinator, an initiative of the EDPA focused on innovation and entrepreneurship across the state of Alabama. She graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio with degrees in international business and French and is a proud first-generation college graduate. Additionally, Emily completed the NASBA Ethical Leadership Certification program.
As a 2020 Venture for America fellow, Emily has recently made Alabama her home. A native of Houston, this is her first time living outside the state of Texas. She came to the EDPA after working in marketing at Pipplet, a language assessment startup in Paris, and with MergeVR of San Antonio on their Global Launch program.
Emily is passionate about educational equity: she spent a summer working as a Camp Director for students in high immigrant and lower socioeconomic areas of Houston to prevent summer learning loss and promote individual development through fun learning initiatives.