Senior Policy Advisor, Economic Program
Emily Liner had her first tastes of government and politics as a high school student. After interning for her hometown Congressman Gene Taylor at 16, she was elected at 18 to serve as a delegate to the 2004 Democratic National Convention, the youngest from her home state of Mississippi. Seeing President Obama's legendary Convention speech in person inspired her to follow her passion for policies that improve outcomes for middle class families like her own, and that maintain the strength of the American economy.
As Senior Policy Advisor in Third Way's Economic Program, Emily contributes research and analysis on topics including Dodd-Frank, infrastructure, labor markets, and the gender pay gap. Previously, Emily spent five years in campaign finance at the firm Molly Allen Associates in Washington, DC. Emily worked with Congressman Sandy Levin (D-MI), the former Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, as well as the Blue Dog PAC and several of its Members and endorsed candidates, including Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA), Congressman Mike Ross (D-AR), Congressman Ben Chandler (D-KY), Congressman Dan Boren (D-OK), Gary McDowell for Congress (MI), and Hayden Rogers for Congress (NC). Emily received an MBA from the University of North Carolina and a BA in government from Georgetown University.
Follow Emily on Twitter at @MsEmilyLiner.