Emily Decker, AmeriCorps VISTA

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Emily is an AmeriCorps VISTA serving with Legal Council to support the medical-legal partnerships within the Children & Families Program. Originally from Minnesota, Emily graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2020 with a double major in Political Science and English Literature and a minor in European Studies. At Legal Council, her responsibilities include supporting legal advocates, policymakers, providers, and communities in better understanding the social determinants of health, and creating and conducting outreach to partner organizations to increase awareness of available services. Emily’s previous work included working as a paraprofessional at a Montessori school and developing fundraising events for non-profit organizations in the Madison area.