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C.V. Starr Center for the


Study of the American Experience

Jenifer Emley

Center Coordinator/Office Manager

Jenifer Emley has had many years of work in non-profits, at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Arena Stage, and the National Housing Partnership in Washington, D.C. In New York, she was Executive Director of the Goldfarb Foundation, and worked at Ted Bates & Co. advertising, Hunter College, and the O’Neill Theater Center. She has also managed the Ralph Lemon Dance Company and was Company Manager at Yale Repertory Theatre. Before coming to the Starr Center, she worked for the Kent County Commissioners, for former Washington College President John Toll, and at everyone’s favorite Chestertown shop, Twigs and Teacups. Here at the Custom House, Emley divides her time between the Starr Center and the Center for Environment & Society. She volunteers for Kent County’s Character Counts program, as well as the Church Hill Theatre and The Prince Theatre at the Garfield Center for the Arts. A graduate of Emerson College and Yale University, she is a former member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Station New London (CT).