Emily Whitfield
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”
— Ayn Rand

Emily Whitfield

Program Specialist

Emily’s passion is helping people. Which is why she thrives in her role at UrbanTrans. She’s able to connect with people and see how their lives are improved by assisting them in finding a better commute. This passion is especially apparent when connecting with hundreds of commuters in the Atlanta area creating new, carefully tailored commute plans for each one.

Emily brings with her a knack for data management and a unique speciality in outreach and client relations. Primarily, she works with our Perimeter market in Atlanta, assisting businesses in supporting employees’ best commutes. Emily is also a vital player in our Atlantic Station project, ASAP+ where she oversees outreach to retail employers and their 2,000 employees.

Prior to joining the UrbanTrans team, Emily spent seven years working with the Peace Corps. She managed recruitment at various universities and communities across the Southeast, while creating a virtual recruiting component for less accessible areas. Before recruiting, Emily served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras where she was a small business advisor. Her professional background also includes marketing and fund development for a mid-size non-profit. In this role, Emily was responsible for all in-kind donation procurement and managed outreach for six of the non-profits’ area offices.

Emily also has a knack for collecting degrees including two bachelor’s degrees from Pacific Union College in Business Administration and Spanish, and an MPA from the Andrew Young School at Georgia State University.

As a native of Northern California, Emily will always maintain that California is the best state, ever. Though, she has grown to love Atlanta almost as much and enjoys all that the city has to offer. In her free time, she attends concerts, indulges in her foodie tendencies, and takes her dog, Frijoles, on hikes outside of the city. Living abroad for nearly three years has definitely given her the travel bug. Emily will never be without a valid passport nor her next big trip on the books, carefully planned of course.