Emma Cutrufello (she/her/hers) is Director, Partnerships, based out of a home office. She builds relationships with EP partners to help create cohesive and impactful fellowships.

Emma’s career has centered on advocacy for early talent and equitable access to leadership opportunities. Prior to EP, Emma worked in career services in higher education advising young professionals and building relationships with employers in education and social impact fields. As Director of Career Education at Williams College, she led a team of industry coaches and built programs and processes to advance access to opportunities for students. Her work with employers in education helped double the number of internships, and she believes that intentional partner relationships are critical to growing and transforming the education workforce.

Emma began her career in public policy and brings an evidence-driven approach to her work in external relations. She graduated from the University of Delaware with BA in International Relations and earned her PhD in Political Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research as a fellow at the RAND Corporation examined the impacts of leadership education in militaries around the world and spurred her current interest in education leadership, as well as providing personal insight into the impact of a fellowship. Outside of work, Emma enjoys running and hiking with her family and dog in Western Massachusetts.