Emily Praktish is a Portfolio Officer at Open Road. Prior to Open Road, Emily was part of the Institutional Partnerships group at Georgetown University. As their Assistant Director, she was responsible for corporate and foundation partnerships for the McDonough School of Business, McCourt School of Public Policy, and Walsh School of Foreign Service. Emily also worked to build and support University-wide initiatives such as the Global Cities Initiative, the HOPE Initiative, and the Georgetown National Urban Fellows program. 

Before her time at Georgetown, Emily spent a year working in rural Rwanda, focusing on community development projects, grant writing, and partnerships. Emily received her MBA from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business with a focus on International Diplomacy and holds a B.A. from Samford University. Emily currently lives in Washington, DC.