Emma Vahey is a member of the firm’s Public Policy Strategic Advocacy Practice, where she helps clients develop strategies to steer them through the legislative process and achieve their goals. Prior to becoming a public policy specialist, she served as a public policy intern at the firm. In this role, she analyzed congressional hearings and legislation regarding national security, transportation and emerging technologies. She also conducted background research on a number of issues, particularly related to defense and emerging technology such as artificial intelligence.
Emma is a graduate of Georgetown University, where she studied government and linguistics. While at Georgetown, she focused on comparative government and regional studies, and began learning Modern Standard Arabic, which she continues to study now.
Prior to joining the firm, Emma served as a policy intern for Senator Chris Murphy on Capitol Hill, working on foreign policy research and constituent support. She also interned for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a legal nonprofit that supports First Amendment legal efforts on American college campuses. Finally, Emma spent several years as a research assistant for Georgetown University’s Free Speech Project, which conducts analyses of incidents of suppression of free expression across the country. Emma has assisted on numerous political campaigns in her home state of Connecticut, and has experience with logistical support and event planning.