Emma Nye received her Master of Public Affairs (DC Concentration) at the LBJ School. She is a cum laude graduate in rhetoric studies from Whitman College and is interested in improving access to mental health care, particularly in communities with high rates of substance abuse. As an undergraduate, Nye worked at the local hospital, kindling her interest in the intersection of drug abuse and psychiatric health.  After graduating, she continued her work at Cape Cod Healthcare and also engaged in research on congressional voting patterns at the Kennedy School at Harvard University, where she examined mental health care and approaches to drug abuse from a policy standpoint.  

2019 Policy Apprenticeship: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Policy Interests: Mental Health Care, Substance Abuse Legislation