Partners for Our Children
Emiko is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work who joined P4C as Executive Director in 2018. Her research and scholarship is equity-driven, with a focus on prevention and system change to improve child and family well-being, especially for marginalized groups. Attuned to the need for socially just, evidence-based, and culturally relevant supports for children, families and communities, Emiko is committed to anti-racist institutional and structural analysis and reform. Her approach to this work is shaped by her interdisciplinary background, which includes a BA in sociology, MS in criminology and PhD in social work, as well as direct service experience with victims of family and gender-based violence. In addition to her faculty role at the SSW, Emiko served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and as MSW Program Director.