Emily Siegel joined GEF in 2021 as Executive Director. A Brookline, MA native, Emily has over 15 years’ experience working in education as a practitioner, coach, and school redesign specialist. She took a 6-year detour from this work to open and direct a non-profit inn, event venue, and community gathering space housed in an historic school in remote Ajo, Arizona. She returned home to Massachusetts in 2021 and settled in Gloucester to be closer to family here, with her husband Stuart and two young children, Jonah and Bayla. She is thrilled to once again work in education at GEF, armed with skills in community development, marketing, grant-writing and non-profit leadership honed in Ajo. Emily is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and holds an M.Ed. from Lesley University and a certificate in non-profit management from Boston University.