Emma Fisher is a program manager and core team member launching JFFLabs and JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning. In her capacity, Emma leverages her extensive experience in planning, implementing, and maximizing new business ventures to ensure a successful actualization of programs such as the $1B Wage Gain Challenge, JFF’s acceleration services, the AWAKE initiative, and Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning programming, advisory councils, and events.
Prior to JFF, Emma managed Walmart Giving’s $100M Retail Opportunity Network portfolio of grantees at Hope Street Group with the goal to coordinate programmatic activities to improve economic opportunity of frontline retail workers.
Passionate about building practical education solutions, since moving to Washington, DC, Emma worked with the Obama administration’s Domestic Policy Council Education team. She launched corporate engagement strategies at Achieving the Dream, Inc., and National Society of Collegiate Scholars to equitably design education solutions that maximized core competencies of all three sectors.
Emma is a Fulbright Scholar (South Korea) and earned her degree in political anthropology and Spanish from Pitzer College in Claremont, California. She is a proud native of the Show-Me State.