Emily Sladek - Formerly TDC Manager for Higher Education Engagement
Emily joined the Democracy Collaborative in November 2015. She leads the Collaborative’s higher education programming and manages the Anchor Dashboard Learning Cohort program. In 2018 she formed a strategic partnership with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, known as the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative that includes over 30 public and private universities and colleges from across North America.
While originally from Iowa, she spent several years in the Pacific Northwest and earned a Masters in Public Administration degree from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Emily has a background in research and evaluation for academic bridge programs (TRiO) as well as the Gateways for Incarcerated Youth program, which provides education pathways to youth in the juvenile offender system. Previously, she interned with the Peace Economy Transitions program at the Institute of Policy Studies identifying best practices in community-led economic development in converting the defense industry to civilian uses.