Emily Finbow joined LAUNCH in 2021, bringing MaroonBase and Innovation[X] over from the School of Innovation. In 2023 she began working with Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi.
Emily earned her B.A. in English and American Literature at New York University in 2003 and her M.S. in Library Science at University of North Texas in 2012. Her undergraduate thesis was titled “Sexualized Education: The Evolution of the Governess,” and focused on the influence of Jane Eyre and Vanity Fair on contemporary and modern romance novels.
Her internships in college in New York City ranged from “All My Children” to InStyle to Miramax Films. Upon graduation, she worked for talent agents at The Gersh Agency and International Creative Management. From 2007 to 2015 she worked in law school admissions at Texas Wesleyan School of Law (later Texas A&M School of Law). In 2015, she was promoted to Senior Data Analyst where she focused on streamlining the behind-the-scenes process of annual faculty reviews and the ABA Site Evaluation Visit. Emily joined the new School of Innovation in 2017 as Assistant Director, and focused on creating the Innovation[X] program, which brings together faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students from across campus to work on year-long, research-based projects that address real-world issues, and the MaroonBase Resource Guide and Student App, which curates, centralizes, and incentivizes students to engage in events and resources around TAMU. Emily annually gathers prizes and donation from Raising Cane's, Burger Mojo, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Stampede College Station, Abu Omar Halal, Aggieland Outfitters, Bad CHX, C&J Barbecue, Cooper's Barbecue, Farmers Market of Brazos Valley, McAlister's. PetSmart, Salata, The Queen Theatre, Tiff's Treats, and many others businesses to provide incentives for student engagement with MaroonBase and the Texas A&M community.
She spends her free time with her husband Matt, reading, listening to podcasts, and binging entirely too much Netflix.