Emily Williams

Director, Operations

Emily oversees the day-to-day implementation of our overall operations.

In 2014, Emily served as a Read Ahead Program Coordinator at P.S. 212 and P.S. 59, where she gained a deep familiarity with our students and volunteers at one of the organization’s largest programs. She served as Read Ahead’s Senior Manager, Program Operations until 2021 before shifting to the Operations Team. She comes to Read Ahead with a background in law, where she had the opportunity to perfect her research skills.

Originally from Omaha, Emily received her BA in Psychology from the University of Southern California; her JD from the Saint Louis University School of Law, with concentrations in criminal litigation skills and international and comparative law; and her MA in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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