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Emily Marhan
Leadership in Educational Equity Fellow

Emily Marhan is a 6th grade math and science teacher at Keith Middle School in New Bedford, MA. She grew up Glen Ridge, New Jersey and moved to the New Bedford area when she was accepted into Teach for America. After two years in TFA,  she resumed teaching in New Bedford and looks forward to beginning her fourth year this coming Fall. As an Alumna of Teach for America, she earned her Master’s of Education from Boston University and hopes one day to pursue a CAGS in Education Policy and Leadership.

Her passion for youth advocacy developed over the last three years of teaching and coaching, but stems from her undergraduate studies at the University of Connecticut (UConn).  At UConn, she earned a dual Economics and History degree, building a base for work in economic development. Listening to and learning from advocates like Cori Bush and Amanda Gordon, as well as other local and national leaders,  inspired her to focus on the youth and their education. Her goal while working at ACY this Summer is to enhance her knowledge and awareness of the types of policy that affect our youth and how I can better advocate for my students once returning to them in the Fall.