Emily Sundstrom is a nonprofit professional working at the intersection of community and inclusion. Emily studied elementary education, arts, sociology and anthropology at Saint Michael's College where she also earned her Professional Educator License. She also studied cultural expression, social transformation and research methods and ethics in the Ashanti region of Ghana at the School for International Training.
She has since worked as a personal care attendant for adults with disabilities, a lifeguard, a co-chair for DREAM mentoring program, a nanny and an elementary art teacher. Through all these positions Emily has taken time off to volunteer at a nonprofit called Zeno Mountain Farm in Lincoln, Vermont, Los Angeles, California, Jensen Beach, Florida and Antigua, Guatemala.
She volunteered there for seven years before designing a role for herself at Zeno as a Program Officer. Here she works to build lifelong community for marginalized populations including veterans, people with disabilities, chronic illness, traumatic brain injuries, and cancer. She is responsible for organizing and directing retreats, fundraising, donor correspondence, volunteer recruitment, and facility management.
In her free time Emily enjoys rock climbing, camping and backcountry skiing. When she isn't outside you can find her tap dancing, doing yoga, traveling, studying Spanish or making art.