Welcome our new VISTA: Emily Gray Salada

Join us in welcoming VISTA Emily Gray Salada to the Urban Co-Lab and Urban Innovators team!

Joining the team, I am looking forward to all the new challenges and learning opportunities ahead, as well as to supporting the creativity and innovative spirit of Austin! Urban Co-lab is a remarkable organization and I am grateful to be able to work with them to support the growth of Austin in a socially conscious way.

About Emily Gray Salada:

Inspired by the idea that everyday people hold the solutions to both the world's greatest challenges as well as those of their own communities, Emily is driven to empower others to bring their ideas and innovations to life.  With a B.A. in International Relations and Global Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, she has had experience studying and working with city and state governments, the UN, and international non-profits in places such as Germany, Cameroon, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Washington DC, and Austin. Globally minded and 14-years locally Austin, Emily brings lessons and insight from around the world in social entrepreneurship and international development to support impactful and socially aware work on the local level.