Big Brothers Big Sisters is honored to celebrate Emily Felmet as this week’s Women Who Move the City Wednesday (WWMTC) Honoree!  A Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters since July 2010, Emily has created an amazing friendship with her Little Sister Quinnshona. Emily and her Little Sister have enjoyed a wide range of activities and firsts over their years together. Emily has been a consistent influence providing support and general guidance on life for her Little Sister as she has grown from a child to high school student! In addition to her time as a Big Sister, Emily is also passionate about forwarding the agency’s mission. She has been a member of the agency’s Big Mirror and Women Who Move the City committees and currently is the 2018 co-chair of Big Engagement Team (BET).   Through BET, Emily has shared what it is like to be a Big Sister at new volunteer orientations, helped organize mixers for Bigs to network and participated in agency call nights. She has raised funds yearly through the Big Give fundraising campaign. In 2016, Emily and her Little Sister Quinnshona won the First Niagara Mentoring Matters contest for a video featuring their friendship and the agency was awarded $10,500!

Passionate about making a difference throughout WNY, Emily also volunteers her time for the International Institute of Buffalo as an English tutor for refugees. Emily has previously volunteered with B-Team Buffalo, as a co-founder and board member, and the Buffalo Junior Chamber of Commerce. She also participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, 60-mile walk in San Francisco.

Emily currently serves as social media strategist for BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.   She participated in the 2018 United Way of Buffalo & Erie County’s Leadership Executive Program and helps run her company’s United Way campaign.  Prior to joining BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York in April 2015, she worked at WIVB-TV as digital content producer. Emily earned her M.S. in communication and leadership from Canisius College, and her B.A. in journalism and mass communication from St. Bonaventure University.

Emily resides in the Town of Tonawanda with her husband, Aaron, and their dog Omar.   Emily enjoys visiting local museums and theaters, spending time at Canalside and Delaware Park, and cheering for the Bills and Sabres.

To celebrate with Emily and our four other outstanding Women Who Move the City Honorees on Wednesday, May 2nd at the Hotel Lafayette, click here to learn more & purchase your tickets today!

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