Ema Phelps

Ema PhelpsMPA Program Manager


MBA/MPA, Sustainable Managment, Presidio Graduate School
BA, Broadcast and Electronic Communications Arts, San Francisco State University


A mission focused professional with 15+ years in design thinking, marketing, fundraising, curriculum development, executive support, and project management, Ema serves as the Administrative Manager of the MPA and Dual (MBA/MPA) degree programs. Prior to joining PGS’s administrative staff, Ema served as a consultant for Fortune 100 companies, government entities, social enterprises, start-ups, and nonprofits. As the MPA Program Manager, Ema is dedicated to supporting the Program Director and empowering students with information about MPA and Dual MBA/MPA opportunities.

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