Emi Kolawole

Emi is a multi-media professional with over a decade of experience. She has worked in television, web and print media. The founding editor of the Innovations section of The Washington Post, Emi was invited to serve as the Editor-in-Residence here at the d.school. Today, she is a member of the d.school’s Media Experiments Project working at the crossroads of media and design thinking with a focus on inclusion and enhancing creative practice. She designs and facilitates workshops, classes and experiences in addition to her work running the d.school blog, ‘the whiteboard‘.

Prior to joining the d.school, Emi was a producer for PostPolitics at The Washington Post, the associate producer for “Washington Week with Gwen Ifill” and a staff writer for FactCheck.org, covering the 2008 presidential election. Emi is a graduate of The Madeira School, Wellesley College and American University. She is the founding Shaper and Outgoing Curator of the Global Shapers Palo Alto hub — an initiative of The World Economic Forum, and an alumna of the French-American Foundation Young Leaders program.