Emily Gee

Emily Gee

Senior Marketing Manager


AeroFarms

Newark, NJ USA


One of my favorite parts of my job is being able to storytell and showcase the technology that’s behind the innovation.

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Emily Gee

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
I grew up in Los Angeles, California.
My grandparents were farmers and my dad spent his career working in produce, so I’ve always been passionate about finding ways to bring food to people in a local and sustainable way.
I studied public relations, political science, and environmental science at the University of Southern California.
While in college, I started interning with Grades of Green, an environmental nonprofit in Los Angeles that works with students to create action-driven campaigns for environmental change.
Upon receiving my master’s degree in strategic public relations, I was hired on as the marketing and communications manager for Grades of Green.
As the organization grew, I was promoted to the director of global programs and then co-executive director.
After experiencing all of the growth and impact of Grades of Green, I eventually felt like it was time for me to get back into the idea-to-action phase of an organization, so I joined AeroFarms.
I started with AeroFarms as the marketing communications manager and have since moved up to senior marketing manager, leading our internal and external communications.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Public Relations, Political Science, Environmental Science
University of Southern California
Graduate
Strategic Public Relations
University of Southern California

Career

Senior Marketing Manager

I manage the internal and external communications of an indoor vertical farming organization.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Food
Accomplishing Goals

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Find organizations that support causes you're passionate about and get involved. That may mean "voting with your wallet" to support an organization. It may mean using your vote and voice. If you want to work in food specifically, there are many different avenues. I work in marketing but we also have plant scientists and food technologists. Find the route that works for you, whether that's community building or working with plants and nutrition. It takes many different jobs to make a difference.