Emily Yu

Emily is committed to driving innovations that ensure everyone can be healthy and thrive. A social entrepreneur, speaker, and published author with more than 20 years of experience in strategy development, partnerships, communications, and tech for good, Emily is changing how change is made to tackle society’s most pressing challenges.

An outspoken advocate for developing responsible AI applications for the social sector, Emily created AI PRIORI(TM)—a B2B and B2C SaaS platform that helps changemakers review their documents at scale and generate insights to translate their ideas into impact. Prior to launching AI PRIORI, Emily served as the Executive Director of The BUILD Health Challenge® and Managing Director of Partnerships at the de Beaumont Foundation. In these roles she raised a $10 million fund to support the advancement of health equity in more than 55 communities across the US. These community-led and cross-sector partnerships resulted in more than 100 new legislative policies, organizational policies, and funding opportunities.

Honors include being chosen as a 2020 Center for Community Investment Field Catalyst Fellow and a 2018 Terrance Keenan Institute Fellow. Emily formerly served on the Grantmakers in Health Board and co-chair of the Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, DC Chapter. She earned her MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and her BS from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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