Emily Stets

Program Associate at the Aspen Institute Sports & Society

Emily manages the groundbreaking Project Play 2020 initiative, a cross-sector collective impact initiative dedicated to raising youth sport participation rates, including management of key initiative workstreams, communications, as well as managing the Project Play Champions program.

In her prior work, Emily developed youth education and advocacy programming in infectious diseases, harm reduction and drug policy in Seattle and Washington, D.C. A proud Minnesotan-turned-D.C.-transplant, Emily graduated from St. Olaf College with a self-designed major, Public Mental Health: Wellness and the Arts, which explored the intersection of mental health, theater, creative writing and psychology. As a former multisport athlete, she believes in the power of equitable access to sport sampling to help young people develop physical literacy and social/emotional skills


Headshot of Emily Stets, adult brunette woman wearing a black top