Emily Parker joined the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC) in the spring of 2018 as the executive assistant and transitioned to the role of program manager, Grants, in the fall of 2019. Her primary focus is to manage the Program Support Grants and support the General Operating Support Grants. Emily also serves on RAC’s Culture and Engagement Committee and the Wellness Sub-Committee.
Before joining RAC, Emily spent nine years as a graduate medical educator for Washington University School of Medicine in the Departments of Neonatology and Obstetrics/Gynecology. In this role she recruited, hired, and trained Fellows in business management and human resources adhering to the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Emily’s passion for the arts is evident in her photography. Working as professional photographer for four years for universities throughout the Midwest, she gained skills in shooting motion in photography. Currently she enjoys shooting architectural, street, travel, and wildlife photography. When not working, Emily spends her free time visiting museums, watching theatre performances, and attending concerts. She has a background in dance and musical theatre and her true passion is traveling and exploring new cultures and foods.
Emily earned a B.S. in law enforcement and justice administration and a B.S. in forensic psychology from Western Illinois University.