Mae Emerick obtained her Masters of Science degree in Design and Urban Ecologies at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. She has worked with ORG Permanent Modernity since 2019. Her previous work experience includes a consultancy on social and environmental resiliency for water and urban issues, based in New York. She was project and program manager for the development, launch and operation of the MS Design and Urban Ecologies, MA Theories of Urban Pratice and MS Strategic Design and Management at Parsons. She has an international background as a strategist and designer for cities, services, communities and systems, specializing in concepting, project development, negotiation, design and strategic thinking, program optimization, client development and innovation implementation.