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Graduate Researcher & Co-Founder of Brave Initiatives
Northwestern University, Brave Initiatives

Emily Harburg is a third-year Ph.D. Student in the Technology and Social Behavior program at Northwestern University. She is the Co-Founder and Director of Curriculum and Program Development at Brave Initiatives, a program that helps high school girls build self-efficacy around coding. In her research, Emily studies and develops online tools to improve motivation, collaboration, and self-efficacy. Emily received her B.S. in Social Anthropology and Psychology from Harvard University. Prior to doctoral studies, Emily worked for Walt Disney Imagineering in the Disney Research behavioral sciences team. She is also a co-founder of Youth Lead the Change, a global youth leadership organization that empowers youth to realize their voices and inner power to create change in their communities. Find her on Twitter @eharburg!