Director of Programs
Emma Ayers is the Director of Programs for Young Voices. After spending four years as head editor in YV’s editorial department, Emma took on more leadership in 2022, when she became head of strategy and direction for all of our programs.
Emma is head of our office headquarters in Washington DC. When she’s not there, she’s probably doing something along the lines of listening to bluegrass, taking longer than she’d like to read a book, or walking for hours across the city in shoes that hurt. She hails from Appalachian Tennessee, and is arguably prouder of that than she should be.