Emma Wolfe serves as the Senior Advisor to the President for External Relations and Leadership Development at Barnard College. Reporting directly to Barnard College President Sian Leah Beilock, Ms. Wolfe’s newly created position at the College will serve two goals: Wolfe will cultivate and enhance Barnard’s strategic relationships with federal, state, and local government officials and for the College’s interests on issues critical to higher education. She will also streamline, formalize, and expand existing leadership development opportunities at Barnard to ensure that all students, faculty, and staff can cultivate the skills needed to become effective leaders.
Emma Wolfe most recently served as Deputy Mayor for Administration and Chief of Staff, where she advised and assisted Mayor Bill de Blasio regarding all planning and external affairs, oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Mayor's executive office and supervised and coordinated the operations of a portfolio of mayoral agencies. Previously, Ms. Wolfe served as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, where she worked with officials ranging from the City Council to Congress to implement progressive policies that require legislative and executive support.
Prior to her time at City Hall, Ms. Wolfe worked as the Deputy Campaign Manager and Political Director for Bill de Blasio’s 2013 mayoral campaign. From 2010 to 2012, she was the Chief of Staff for the Office of the Public Advocate and reorganized the office into an effective agency watchdog with an emphasis on community organizing. Ms. Wolfe has also worked as an organizing and field director for the New York State Senate, Working Families Party, and 1199 SEIU.
Ms. Wolfe holds a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Barnard College.