Director of Special Projects
Russell Byers Charter School
Emily Coffin has proudly shared the story of the incredible students, families, and teachers at the Russell Byers Charter School by spearheading and supporting development operations since 2009. While not at RBCS, she spent two years working in Guatemala City developing social entrepreneurship initiatives for women through the NGO Safe Passage/Camino Seguro. As the Social Entrepreneurship Program Manager, she principally focused on building the internal capacity, securing seed capital, and expanding the recycled jewelry-making collective, CREAMOS. She originally landed in Philadelphia as a staffer on the 2008 Obama campaign, and immediately she fell in love with Philly, her life partner, and grassroots politics. Emily is a graduate of Bowdoin College where she earned a dual degree in Government & Legal Studies and Spanish.