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Emily Hawkins is the Director of Partnerships and Business Development for CrowdRise, which has something to do with building relationships, developing creative campaigns and forging partnerships with the coolest corporations, foundations and humans. Emily has spent the last ten years working in creative communications for nonprofits and political campaigns, and most recently led the creative services division at Sunshine Sachs. She lives in Brooklyn and as a result, makes a decent kale salad.
Kendel Ratley is Kickstarter's Director of Partnerships. She focuses on establishing and maintaining relationships with creative communities everywhere. Kendel has spent a decade marketing NYC music and tech start-ups. She previously served as Marketing Director of (Le) Poisson Rouge, a multimedia arts space in Greenwich Village, overseeing promotion and publicity for hundreds of creative events annually. She has toured with bands and consulted live event and digital music launches. Kendel graduated from New School University. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.