Emily Bean has been a Program Officer with Burton D. Morgan Foundation since 2014. During this tenure, she has served on multiple boards and advisory committees, including for Entrepreneurship Funders Network, The Fund for Our Economic Future, Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates, Economic & Community Development Institute, United Way of Summit County, and The University of Akron’s Barker Center for Economic Education.  Prior to her work at Morgan Foundation, Emily was a Community Investment Officer for Akron Community Foundation, a Program Specialist for Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, and a Marketing Specialist for Proforma Support Center. Emily has a master's degree in Human Development from Kent State University and is passionate about how entrepreneurship education can facilitate optimal youth development.

First entrepreneurial venture:  Her high school entrepreneurship class sold glow sticks at football games and Nordonia Knight mousepads throughout the district.  They doubled their stockholders’ investments and donated to local children’s hospitals.

What she is passionate about:  Theme parties, excel spreadsheets, social research, and creating art

What she would love to see invented:  Human wings