Emy Takinami (she/her)

Emy grew up in Brookline, attending the Florida Ruffin Ridley School and graduating from Brookline High School in 2012, where she was involved in the School Within a School (SWS) Program as well as the Steps to Success (STS) Program. 

She currently serves as the Racial Justice Policy and Community Engagement Manager at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. Before joining the FXB Center, Emy served as the Policy and Community Organizing Director at Zero Debt Massachusetts, a new non-profit that she helped start up, dedicated to the abolition of student debt and transformation of our higher education system and now serves on their Board of Directors. She also worked as a college access advisor for first-generation, low-income students at STS, and currently serves on their Board of Directors as well.

Outside of work, she is a steering committee member of Boston Liberation Health, a group of radical social workers dedicated to understanding and practicing a model of radical mental health practice that helps individuals identify and analyze the sociopolitical factors affecting our lives and to take action to change our external world.