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Research and Policy Director
Emily Bruno oversees the NWBC research portfolio, as well as monitors and tracks policy and legislation on Capitol Hill, in government agencies and among other partners in the business community.
Prior to joining NWBC, Ms. Bruno was a human capital consultant with the federal advisory practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she served clients in the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security. Her primary areas of interest in management consulting are knowledge management, succession planning, and change management. Prior to PwC, Ms. Bruno was a monitoring and evaluation officer in the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. There, she developed and implemented monitoring and evaluation policy and practice by training staff in two Foreign Service Institute courses, designing and managing external evaluations, providing technical assistance to individual officers, and recommending IT improvements to the Bureau’s performance and knowledge management practices. Ms. Bruno began her tenure at the State Department as a Presidential Management Fellow conducting in-depth open source analysis of humanitarian situations in Africa. Previously, she conducted primary qualitative research in West Africa on post-conflict gender-based violence.
Ms. Bruno holds a master’s degree in forced migration and humanitarian assistance from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston University.