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Emily Merrell ’09

Emily, also lovingly referred to as “20 questions” has always loved figuring out people’s stories.  Born in Florida she moved to Connecticut at the ripe age of 12.  In middle school she became famous for being Frida Khalo’s doppelganger, and after being asked what Latin American country she yielded from she decided to study Spanish and Communications (girl needed to communicate!) at a small Liberal Arts school in Ohio.

Upon graduating from Denison University she moved to Buenos Aires to master her Spanish and worked in various industries (ask her about Malbec).  Following her return to New York City, she landed in the Fashion world specializing in Events & Marketing working at Ralph Lauren, Club Monaco, Tory Burch and INTERMIX.  In 2014 she founded a women’s focused networking organization called Six Degrees Society.  In 2016 she turned her side hustle into a full-time hustle and has expanded the reach to 10 chapters across the country.  In her free time, you can find her exploring new restaurants, drinking bold bottles of wine, taking early morning workout classes, planning her next trip or playing the name game.  After 7 years in NYC she recently made the move to SF and is eager to get to know her new city. Follow her adventures at @emerrell09.