As a Practice Coordinator, Emma Nelson provides dedicated administrative, logistical, and organizational support to the lobbying practice at Flaherty & Hood. Using her interpersonal skills and proactive approach, Emma develops and implements processes to keep the government relations team running smoothly and ensure successful results for each client. Her duties include client and stakeholder outreach, coalition management, event planning, and communications.
Before joining Flaherty & Hood in 2023, Emma graduated summa cum laude from Gustavus Adolphus College with degrees in political science and Spanish. At Gustavus, Emma worked in the Admission and Advancement offices and was hired as a freelance writer for the Office of Marketing and Communications. She has published academic research related to exercise science, public health, public policy and interest group studies.
Emma grew up in Saint Paul and moved back to the city after college. When she’s not entertaining her dog Rosie, Emma enjoys baking, exercising, spending time outdoors, caring for too many houseplants, and attempting to solve NYTimes crossword puzzles.