Emily Cooper is Director of Programs for the Illinois Science and Technology Institute (ISTI). Emily’s primary focus is on managing the R&D STEM Learning Exchange programs and professional development. Prior to joining ISTC, Emily was a Legal Assistant at Purcell & Wardrope, Chtd. and Hauselman, Rappin & Olswang, Ltd. She developed a passion for education while tutoring students in both Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Emily earned her Master of Public Policy degree with a concentration in Education Policy from American University, and holds a B.A. from Indiana University Bloomington.