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Emily KolarProgram Coordinator, Design for America


Emily is an Illinois native who has worked at a non-profit providing services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities before moving to Chicago to work in a fast-paced sales environment. She left the company after five years to pursue her passion to help design a better world. After joining Northwestern in 2016 and DFA one year later, she found that by inspiring, advocating and pursuing success with passion and purpose, lives can be changed through hope, happiness, and optimism.


BA, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL 

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