Emily Hackerson is a Manager in the Corporate Social Responsibility department of Tyson Foods, where she leads development and implementation of Upward Academy, an innovative workplace education program offering daily English, HSE, and citizenship classes to over 1,000 front line team members across 7 states. Previously, Emily served as Program Manager and American Dream Fellow with the Cisneros Center for New Americans, working with stakeholders in the corporate, public and philanthropic sectors to create more inclusive communities.  Emily received her Masters in Urban Planning from Cornell University and her BA in International Affairs from The New School in NYC.