Emily Wexler


Emily Wexler

Director, Programs


Contact Emily with questions about program development and design for GEO’s peer learning, speaking engagement, publications and other programming.

Emily Wexler is a director on GEO’s program team. She previously served as a project specialist for the Scaling What Works initiative and has been with GEO since June 2011. In her current position Emily develops and delivers content for GEO peer learning, speaking engagements, publications and other programming.

Prior to joining GEO Emily received her master of public policy from Duke University’s Terry Sanford School of Public Policy. During her time at the Sanford School, Emily focused on the use of communities and research to design effective social policies and programs. In particular, she worked with the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation for her masters project to provide strategy and analysis on how to successfully implement data collection tools in North Carolina’s domestic violence and sexual assault agencies.

Before she received her MPP, Emily worked as a community organizer and policy analyst in Vermont. In this role, she worked on issues ranging from childhood hunger to access to affordable health care. In particular, in her work with the People Improving Communities Through Organizing Network (PICO) Emily collaborated with community leaders to conduct a public action to galvanize the state’s policymakers to protect critical components of the state’s social welfare program safety net.

Emily is an alumna of Princeton University’s Emerging Leaders Program and serves as a board volunteer with a housing first organization in Northeast Washington, D.C.