Emily Jo Wharry

Emily Jo Wharry

Communications Associate [email protected]

Emily Jo joined PSR-LA in 2021 as the Communications Associate. She supports the staff’s internal and external communications strategies by creating digital content to promote PSR-LA’s advocacy, building relationships with media partners, and brainstorming new approaches to messaging. Her professional experience spans newsrooms, nonprofits, and international corporations.

Raised in and around Los Angeles by two nurses, Emily Jo grew up entrenched in the world of medical professionals. Her interest in advancing change through policy was sparked from watching her father’s labor organizing work. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Occidental College, where she double-majored in politics and history and was active in restorative justice community-building initiatives.