Emily Duma

Hometown: Ottawa, Wisconsin

Academic Background: University of Wisconsin – Madison, Political Science and International Studies, with certificates in African Studies and Environmental Studies

What were you doing before Harvard? I did all sorts of things before coming to the GSD! At various points I worked as an urban farmer, helped start an intentional community focused on social justice, organized with immigrant parents fighting for education justice, thought about how to resource movement organizing throughout Chicago, and helped design an international revolving loan fund to support women and indigenous-led projects in the global south. I mostly hung out in the Midwest and perfected my use of the phrase “uff da!”