Emma Fortier

Emma is an Associate on the Engaged Students team, where she conducts research and policy analysis on social and emotional learning and innovative assessments to inform decisionmaking around equitable outcomes for students.

Emma’s passion for education comes from growing up in an environment that nurtured her love of learning—and from fully seeing her own education privileges. This was particularly clear when she taught students with learning disabilities, a role that drove her to want to impact the education system on a larger scale. Emma is particularly passionate about the role of social and emotional learning in education and has worked to develop curriculum, assessments and policy that is grounded in these skills.

Emma earned her B.A. in English and Engineering Studies at Lafayette College. She lives in Philadelphia, where she loves to read, cook, and explore the city on foot.

Emma's expertise

  • Writing
  • Assessments for Learning & Accountability
  • Research, Program Analysis & Program Strategy
  • Academic and Non-Academic Supports for Students
  • Pathways for Student Success

Emma is interested in

  • Climate change advocacy
  • Historical fiction
  • Queer Theory

Emma likes

  • Emma on a hike with her roommates.

  • Emma’s parents’ new pup, Jack!