Community Star Emily B., Great Lakes

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Get to know Emily

Q. How long have you been with Republic?
A. I started on January 13, 2020

Q. Can you share a little more on your personal connection or passion for the Bhutanese Community of Michigan?
A. There are 10,000 refugees from Bhutan and Nepal in the Greater Grand Rapids area. My role as a city official has given me the opportunity to work with them on a regular basis and learn all the good work they do every day.

Q. What is something people may not know about you?
A. I was a professional athlete and have lived abroad.

Q. Tell us about some of your hobbies or interests?
A. Outside of work I enjoy I enjoy running, working in the yard and being outside.

Q. I am my best self at work and outside work when ___________.
A. … I am helping people have a better day.

Q. Anything else you would like to share?
A. Thank you for the opportunity to uplift my amazing city of Kentwood, MI, and the hard work the Bhutanese Community of Michigan does for our refugees.