Emma Osore believes the best way to engage people and communities in enhancing our collective quality of life is through the arts. Prior to joining Americans for the Arts, she worked in Los Angeles at the City of Beverly Hills where she worked on projects ranging from strategic planning to public art. Before receiving her M.P.A., she worked at Eastern Senior High School, an under-resourced public school in Washington, DC, where she built the schools capacity as chief-of-staff, community partnerships and philanthropy manager, and founded a student-run community garden. Emma got her start in the DC Public Schools central office supporting the hiring and evaluation of school leaders for the District.
Emma holds a Bachelor’s in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University and a Master’s of Public Administration from Baruch College where she was a National Urban Fellow. Emma spends her free time exploring new cities and NYC neighborhoods and creates collages and watercolors along the way.