Kyrsten Emanuel

Kyrsten Emanuel

Senior Policy Manager, Illinois Policy

Kyrsten Emanuel leads Illinois’ advocacy strategies related to health and the City of Chicago.

Prior to joining Start Early, Kyrsten served as the early childhood training and technical assistance liaison to state child care administrators for the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. With Start Early, she has also served as program manager for The Essential Fellowship, as well as the Early Childhood Connector, and has conducted consultation and peer learning events for school district leaders across the country as policy analyst.

Kyrsten holds a bachelor’s degree in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago.