Emily Smith

Driven and eager to see projects through from start to finish, Emily feels a great sense of accomplishment from the impact of her work. Her knack for setting goals and solving problems in a timely manner — traits she cultivated early on as a camp counselor — fuels her role at Thinkso as a project coordinator.

Confident and approachable, Emily applies her focused energy to a wide array of digital communication and content projects for high-impact clients. Before coming to Thinkso, she competed as a project manager for Indoor Recess’ online advertising competition, where her team won three awards for their creative pitch to the civil rights advocacy nonprofit Color of Change. Prior to that, Emily traveled as a trade show reporter at The rAVe Agency, shooting product videos and interviews at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando and ISE 2020 in Amsterdam. She also interned as the digital marketing assistant at Relias, where she honed her skills in social media marketing, including analytics and content planning.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Emily graduated from UNC’s Hussman School with a BA in media and journalism. When she’s not satisfying her adrenaline rush by running, sailing, hiking, or skydiving, Emily can be found cooking something from Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. She lives in Manhattan with her roommates and many plants.

What’s with the sailboat?

My experiences on racing teams and as a sailing instructor lend themselves to the role of project manager — communicating quickly with the team, adjusting for obstacles in our path, and always keeping an eye on the horizon for what’s to come.”