Emily Pascual is an American Education Advocate and UX/UI Designer based in the Albany, New York area. She is a UX/UI Game Designer at the EdTech startup Genius Plaza where she creates interactive VR/AR apps for teachers and students and is a Social Innovation Fellow at StartingBloc.
Emily attended Bard College and earned at BA in Political Science and Human Rights in the Spring of 2013. She also received a certificate of Intensive Study in Globalization and International Affairs.
Emily has worked for a number of governmental and political organizations ranging from congressional campaigns to the United Nations. During college, Emily interned at the New York County District Attorney, Demos, National Security Archives, and The Office of the Attorney General. She was a Press Intern of Julian Schreibman's Congressional Campaign and an Intern for Judge Jonah Triebwasser for the Red Hook Court in Red Hook, New York. As a Political Consulting Intern for CGK Partners, Emily wrote briefs about legislation in the state of New York and coordinated events and support for public figures in the state.
Emily worked for the United Nations in the UN Women department where she reviewed African and Latin American applications for the Gender Equality. She later became the National Event Planner for Latino s in Social Media, an non-profit organization that social, civic and economic status of the Latino community.
Genius Plaza and EdTech
In April 2016, Emily became the Community Development Manager at Genius Plaza where she directed social media, created educational content, and participated in community outreach. Emily found her work helping students and educators engage with each through technology to be very fulfilling, and started designing virtual reality games as a hobby. In July of 2017, Emily became a UX/UI Designer for Genius Plaza and creates EdTech apps. During her tenure, she has helped create eBooks teaching math, language arts, science, and STEAM lessons as well as 360 degree educational videos.
As the Social Innovation Fellow at StartingBloc, Emily attended the New York City 2016 Social Innovation Institute which focused on leadership development, human-centered design, and rapid prototyping.