Emily Perkins



Emily Perkins is a senior leader of policy-focused non-profit organizations.  Her 20-year career spans international program management, fundraising, and external relations.  

Perkins served most recently as Vice President of Development at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies where she helped “America’s Black think tank” create a multi-year development strategy and establish operational best practices across the organization.  She previously spent eight years at the Brookings Institution where she led fundraising strategy and operations for teams whose issues ranged from foreign policy to domestic political institutions.  She has also held program management and business development roles in the private sector.

Perkins earned a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College and an LL.M. from the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies.