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Emily Karem


Emily Brinkmoeller Karem has served non-profit organizations globally for more than 20 years.  With specific expertise in education and globally focused operations, Emily brings her business perspective to non-profits helping them dream big and build the infrastructure to make those dreams come true. Emily earned an MBA with concentrations in international business, marketing, and entrepreneurship/innovation from Northwestern University’s University Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, IL; a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a focus on cross-cultural communication from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY; an international business development certificate from Thunderbird University in Phoenix, AZ; and a certificate in Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, from Kellogg’s Center for Non-Profit Management. Throughout her education, she completed coursework in the Netherlands, Thailand, and South Africa. 

Credentials & Qualifications

  • MBA, International Business, Marketing & Entrepreneurship, Northwestern University (Kellogg)
  • BA, Psychology, Cross-Cultural Communication, University of Kentucky

  • Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship, Northwestern University
  • International Business Development, Thunderbird University
  • Certified Online Instructor

  • 20 years of in-house nonprofit executive leadership
  • 15 years of strategy consulting
  • Corporate, nonprofit, higher education, government
  • International, domestic
  • 5 years as faculty, International Business, International Studies