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Emily Caplan

Emily Caplan is a native New Yorker and graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. At Hampshire College she designed her own major and wrote a senior thesis titled “Children Without Homes: An Exploration of American Foster Care.” During college Emily worked with local youth advocacy organizations and was the student manager of her school’s phone-a-thon. During her time at the phone-a-thon donations increased 25%. In the future, Emily is excited to continue developing and sharing her senior thesis with the world. Emily is thrilled to be working at the Children’s Defense Fund in the Development department in the National Office in Washington, D.C. because she is combining her two passions, youth advocacy and fundraising.