Emily Pingleton

Director of Global Partnerships and Programs

Emily graduated summa cum laude from Florida State University with a B.S. in Political Science and International Affairs, concentrating in Economics, and a minor in Italian Language. Prior to join the CAF America team, Emily spent time volunteering in Nicaragua, where she taught algebra lessons to local students and supported staff at a home for disabled and special needs children. Additionally, she volunteered at a refugee home for women and children in Italy, where she taught English lessons and organized cultural activities. Emily has held a variety of internships ranging from the U.S. House of Representatives, Franklin Templeton Investments, and most recently with CAF America as the Programs and Strategic Initiatives Intern.

What inspires me to do what I do
Working directly in underserved communities in Nicaragua, Italy, and even in my local community has inspired me to continuously work to make a positive impact on the world.

Emmy, Em, Millie, Pringle

Traveling, hiking, food, flag football, trivia, photography

Book that moved me
Switch: How To Change Things When Change Is Hard

Something someone would be surprised to know about me
 I went skydiving, and will definitely go again!

Slogans for life
“Why are you scrolling and comparing when you can be living and loving?”

Guilty pleasure

Thing that really baffles me
Standardized tests

A person I’d love to meet
Emma Watson

Favorite meal
Spaghetti carbonara, but I really love all food

Random fact about me
I’ve competed in four triathlons and placed 1st in my age group in my most recent race.

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