Emilia Wiles has a passion for college access and community development. As the founding CEO of one of New York City's most successful college prep programs servicing over 10,000 public high school youth across New York City boroughs, Emilia has used her educational expertise and community development abilities to teach and promote college confidence and student leadership though out the college process amongst the students with whom she works with. Additionally, she has founded several youth development and educational organizations across New York City, which have all served to encourage youth community empowerment and action via college access. Emilia has consulted with several local and international institutions to integrate innovative teaching and learning tools into their curriculum and public programs for greater college access in their communities. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University and a Masters of Fine Arts in Communication, Design and Technology from The Parsons New School of Design. She is a leader in practice and thought in the college access field in New York City for over ten years.