With more than 25 years working in education and non-profits, Rana Emerson joined the College Forward team in October, 2022 after working at the George Gervin Academy Charter School in San Antonio as the Compliance Officer. At Gervin she ensured that the school followed state and federal education rules, and also presided over the launch of a P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) dual-credit academy.
Before returning to San Antonio in the summer of 2019 she spent 14 years as a resident of Brooklyn, New York where she was the Director of Education and College Pathways overseeing an after school literacy program for young women of color at the Lower Eastside Girls Club. Before that she was a College Now dual-credit program coordinator at the City University of New York.
In her spare time Rana writes and talks about race and representation, media, culture and society, especially television, film and music. Her writing has appeared in journals including Gender & Society, the American Journal of Sociology, the websites xoJane.com, Popmatters.com and in The Book of Jezebel. She also enjoys spending time with her family and being engaged with San Antonio community organizations including Lilith Fund, Magik Theatre and the San Antonio African American Community Archive.