With ten years of experience in alumni fundraising under her belt, Emily Walberg arrived at CA this past summer as an alumnae/i engagement officer. Emily grew up in independent schools in Connecticut and her parents both work as independent school administrators. She said, “I knew I didn’t want to teach, but I knew I wanted to be a part of a school community. So [development] was a natural fit for me.”
She earned her master’s degree in education from Elmira College in New York, where she also worked full time in the development office. She then went on to work in for the Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania, and then moved on to Dexter Southfield, where she spent four years.
Looking for a new challenge, she came to Concord Academy. She said that CA is “a very different community and experience. I am used to a very traditional and formal environment—it’s definitely a change that’s taking me a little bit to get used to. I love it.”
In her free time, Emily and her husband follow the Red Sox and college hockey. The animal lovers have a Pekingese Pomeranian mix as well as two cats. Emily said, “If I had more land and more time, I would have more!”