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Emily Taing

Career Development Events Coordinator

Emily Taing was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a Students Rising Above alum from the Class of 2013. She earned a BA from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she double-majored in International Development Studies and Asian American Studies and minored in European Studies, and MA from the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University in American Studies. Prior to joining the team at Students Rising Above, Emily worked as a paralegal in corporate law living in New York City and Los Angeles. As a daughter of Asian refugee and immigrants, Emily is passionate about enhancing educational opportunities for marginalized communities and empowering these communities through storytelling.

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