Emily Merritt graduated summa cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Linguistics and a minor in Mandarin Chinese. Passionate about technology and education, she has since worked at several EdTech startups in the San Francisco Bay Area, including TenMarks Education, Osmo, and Swivl, with a focus on forwarding the goals and narratives of tech savvy educators. Most recently she has worked as a Product Manager for the Corporate Events Team of a California-based tech giant. At Stanford, she plans to merge her interest in public issues reporting, news content distribution, and the startup landscape. In her spare time she manages STEM programs for kids, is an avid podcast listener, and seeks out opportunities to learn new languages.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — There’s a labor shortage that’s showing on the facades of downtown Mountain View’s businesses. But shop owners and the city officials have come up with strategies to entice workers — by providing better employee benefits, passing an increase in the minimum wage and developing more affordable housing.