Emily Bergmann, Development Coordinator

A photo of Emily BergmannEmily joined GLAAD in September 2016 as Development Coordinator. At GLAAD, she assists in cultivating and securing sponsorships and corporate partnerships for GLAAD programs and events. Emily also assists with campaign and annual fundraising. Previously, she was a part of the Events team, working on local and nationwide event planning and production, assisting with events such as GLAAD Atlanta, GLAAD Tidings, board meetings, and the annual GLAAD Media Awards. In 2016, Emily managed the Fight for Our Future giving campaign.

Before GLAAD, Emily interned at Sojourner House, an inclusive domestic violence agency in Providence, R.I., designing online marketing for their annual gala. She is trained as a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Advocate. In 2015, Emily interned at Catalyst in New York, in their Communications Department, assisting in the management of social media platforms, and working the media desk at the Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner.

Emily graduated from Wheaton College in Massachusetts in 2016, with a B.A. in Film and New Media Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. In her senior year, Emily worked on grant proposals to expand the immigration law advocacy program at Sojourner House. She researched for a feminist timeline project that appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education and was presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. At Wheaton, Emily was also involved in the Feminist Association of Wheaton and lived in the Emerson Feminist Perspectives House.

When she’s not working in the resistance, Emily enjoys creative writing (she is a published poet), singing classical music, watching Jeopardy!, exploring North Brooklyn, and attempting to solve the New York Times crossword.