Emily Schulman

Managing Director

Seattle, WA


Based in Seattle, Emily Schulman brings a wealth of domestic and international experience to Iconic. Drawing on her experiences as a consultant, nonprofit professional, and devoted traveler, she focuses on both high-level strategy and the nitty gritty details that go into creating the best possible experience for our clients.


Prior to joining Iconic, Emily was a Project Manager for williamsworks, a social impact consulting firm, where she conducted research and developed strategy for global health initiatives, environmental conservation investments, and social justice campaigns. In this role, she worked with global funders, NGOs, multilateral organizations, and pharmaceutical companies to identify the most promising strategies to overcome global- and country-level challenges.


Before williamsworks, Emily was the Marketing, Communications & Development Manager for the Denver Scholarship Foundation, where she built a corporate engagement program for local professionals to interact with public high school students. She also played a key role in designing and carrying out fundraising strategies and logistics for multiple large-scale events.


Emily has spent extensive time studying, working, and traveling abroad. She has led language immersion trips in Barcelona and Costa Rica, backpacked through Patagonia, conducted fieldwork in Nicaragua, consulted for nonprofits in Guatemala, and successfully navigated German bureaucracy. She is fluent in Spanish, knows enough Portuguese to get into trouble, and is currently learning German. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Latin American Studies from Carleton College and Tulane University, respectively. Emily has a passion for sustainable, collaborative international development and serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for One Equal Heart, which works in partnership with Tseltal Maya communities in Chiapas, Mexico.