Emily Schaffer, Executive Director at Year Up Bay Area Emily started her career addressing poverty and its impact on educational opportunities as a part of the Teach for America teaching corps in urban Los Angeles. After teaching for three years, Emily moved to the business sector to learn first-hand about business strategy. She used this experience to guide her work in business development as the Director of Programs for SpringBoard Forward, bringing a cutting-edge career development program to thousands of entry-level workers in the Bay Area. At YUBA Emily oversaw the outreach, admissions, student services and corporate engagement teams, ensuring that each phase of the program students feel supported and well prepared for their next steps: internship, graduation and job placement. Emily currently serves as YUBA’s Interim Executive Director, managing all aspects of the site as Jay transitions into his new role. Emily received her Education M.A. from Loyola Marymount University.