Emma Tramble, a West Philadelphia native, has more than 15 years of experience implementing solutions that produce measurable and seamless client/voter interactions in grassroots, nonprofit, and electoral arenas, particularly in organizations with limited resources. Emma has helped activists determine operational bottlenecks and service gaps, weave data-driven strategies throughout their work, and build strong coalitions between different cultural communities and organizations. Emma also specializes in combining VAN models and other data with language framing to create messaging that moves intended audiences to action.
Prior to returning to independent consulting in 2015, Emma served as the data and targeting manager for Pennsylvania Voice, a State Voices affiliate. At Pennsylvania Voice, Emma advised and trained grassroots organizations, as well as large, well-established national progressive organizations during IVE and issue advocacy campaigns. Emma’s long career includes being a paid staffer or community organizer on projects that focused on anti-fracking, Medicaid expansion, criminal justice reform, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, homelessness advocacy, and anti-voter ID. She’s currently winding down a 10-month grassroots initiative she founded called My Family Votes, which centered on building power within the African American community through informed, issues-based voting during Philadelphia’s 2017 District Attorney’s race.
Emma earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a Six Sigma Green Belt (process improvement methodology) from Villanova University, and an M.A. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her master’s capstone focused on the impact of policies and practices surrounding family caregiving and seniors with Alzheimer’s disease on the lives of younger people, particularly women.