Emma Boast is a program associate in the Office of the President. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Boast was a member of the arts and culture department at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, where she facilitated cultural planning projects on behalf of local governments throughout Greater Boston and spearheaded social justice-oriented initiatives in community engagement, partnerships, and research. Her experience includes curatorial work with the National Public Housing Museum in Chicago and the Brown Arts Initiative, as well as cultural policy development with the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism in Providence, RI. She also spent five years as the founding director of exhibitions and programming at the Museum of Food and Drink, where she curated groundbreaking exhibitions and programs at the intersection of history, culture, and science. She earned a BA in art history at the University of Chicago and an MA in public humanities at Brown University, where she was a curatorial fellow.