My name is Emma Funk, and I advance social and environmental impact initiatives through expertise in design, data analysis, and program management.
I believe in the power of bringing data and design together to synthesize and share complex information and ideas, and thereby drive impactful decision-making. I’ve built impact measurement processes, data systems, and accelerator programs at the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale University. I’ve designed and built curricula for online courses on social impact at Acumen, and on design at Brown University. My design work includes brand identities and web interfaces for social enterprises and startups (including Ashoka U, Working Ink, and Choose Energy) as well as bespoke data and process visualizations (including this graphic mapping Alaskan ecosystems).
I graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island with a degree in Science, Technology, and Society, where I studied the intersection of computer science, design, and ethics. I’ve also studied in the Design & Technology program at Parsons the New School for Design, and in the Graphic Design program at the Rhode Island School of Design. I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska.