Emily Crain is an Associate at Fontheim International, LLC where she supports the firm’s CSR practice and global public policy programs. She also supports programs of GlobalWorks Foundation.
Before joining the firm, Emily worked as the Training and Capacity Building Manager for Social Accountability International (SAI). At SAI she managed the SA8000 training programs for international labor standard setters, social compliance auditors, companies, NGO’s and unions. She was in charge of the development and international distribution of SA8000 social compliance training material, as well as the training of trainer (ToT) material for SAI field staff, SAI expert trainers and third party certified trainers of SA8000 social compliance auditors. Additionally, she developed social compliance curriculum and hands-on capacity building programs for various labor rights stakeholders in the U.S., China, India and Bangladesh on issues such as occupational health and safety, gender discrimination, working hours and forced labor.
Emily has spent extensive time abroad working on human rights and community development issues in South Africa, Nicaragua and Mexico. Most recently she worked in Mexico City researching and writing for several NGO’s and online publications on topics ranging from civil society’s acceptance of the new criminal justice system to gender equality.
Emily has a B.A. in Peace Studies from Chapman University in Southern California. She received her Master’s Degree in Global Affairs with a specialization in International Development and Gender from New York University. Her research focused on women’s economic empowerment in post-conflict areas.