Emily Birchmier

Senior Director of Academic Programs

Emily earned her BA in economics (with a minor in business administration) from Hillsdale College and her MA in economics from George Mason. Our more veteran team members will remember her fondly from her first stint at IHS overseeing our funding programs. Since then, she’s been heading up operations at a start-up renewable energy company in Iowa, tasked with building systems and processes, hiring a team, and setting up the company for scale. In just a few years there, she oversaw impressive ten-fold growth in revenue, taking the company from three to ~50 full-time employees and 27 commission-based sales reps. In her free time, Emily enjoys most things nerdy: reading, tabletop and video games, and watching all the speculative fiction content that’s produced.