Emma Lister

Assistant Director, Events The Communications Network

Emma Lister is the Assistant Director of Events at The Communications Network. Her responsibilities include organizing the annual ComNet conference; managing the online Members Community and social media strategy; and establishing and supporting the ComNetworkLOCAL groups.

Before joining The ComNet team, she worked as the Live and Virtual Events Intern at Education Week. In between studying and working, she has served as the head coach of multiple youth swim teams where she advocated for swim safety, the health benefits of swimming, and the swimming community. Previously, Emma worked as a fourth grade teacher for Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland—she attributes her endless patience and crafting skills to teaching.

Emma holds an MA in English from Georgetown University, where she concentrated on Latin American literature and the exclusionary infrastructures to the urban poor that manifest within it. She served as the co-chair for the English Graduate School Association. She graduated summa cum laude from St. Joseph’s University with a BS in Elementary Education and a minor in Autism Studies.

Emma lives in DC with her husban, dog, and copious wedding magazines. In her spare time she swims, runs, and dreams of competing in a triathlon.



Office: 202-909-1214