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Emily Teitsworth

Deputy Director, Let Girls Lead


Emily Teitsworth is the Deputy Director and Director of Programs for Let Girls Lead and Champions for Change. With over a decade of international development and public health experience, Emily has helped these programs grow into internationally-recognized models for participatory advocacy, and has presented her work at a range of global events. Emily is also the Executive Director of Project Aruna, a grassroots organization that facilitates collaboration between young leaders in the US and Guatemala. Her writing and commentary has been featured by a diverse cross-section of media outlets, including The Guardian and The Huffington Post. Emily also works as a design and marketing advisor for several social enterprise start-ups in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Emily holds a Master’s Degree in Sustainable International Development from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, and graduated magna cum laude from Wesleyan University with a degree in Philosophy and Psychology. She speaks fluent Spanish and French, as well as basic Hindi and Portuguese.