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Emilia Smithies

Marketing & Communications Intern

Prior to joining Green Blue as an intern, Emilia earned her Associates Degree in Illustration and worked as an Exhibitions Page at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Having grown up in Mexico City, she saw the importance of creating systems where reusing and giving back to the earth are a priority; the intersection between design, beauty and sustainability was a catalyst to pursuing Packaging Design as a BFA. As part of Student Government, Emilia has hosted events such as a material swap, helped push for a fabric recycling program on campus, and created zero waste care kits for housing insecure students, earning her the Amy Locicero Service Award in 2021. When she’s not trying to save the world, you can find Emilia at a museum or gallery, exploring different cuisines and restaurants in New York, and drawing at home.