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Staff Spotlight, Emily Rose

Emily joins Special Olympics Oregon as the Strategic Partnerships Director, where she will lead the charge for all corporate partnerships and sponsorships. 

Emily is a born and raised Oregonian and graduated from Oregon State University (go Beavers!) with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Communication. She has a strong background in partnership marketing, event management, nonprofit management, strategic planning, and team leadership. Her passion for Special Olympics started in high school as a volunteer at swim meets at THPRD as a time recorder. 

Over the past 9 years, Emily has been a foster parent, raising children with all different types of intellectual and developmental disabilities. She adopted her daughter over 6 years ago and has been passionate about creating a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment for her daughter and others who are experiencing the same challenges in life. Emily serves on the board of directors for With Love Oregon – a nonprofit that helps foster families change the lives of children ages 0 – 6 by providing resources that nurture dignity, hope, and community.

Her passions include volunteering for initiatives that advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She loves to travel and experience new cultures and locations.