Emily Gear ’00

Ten years ago Emily was featured in silive.com’s “Staten Island’s original 30 under 30,” published under the following teaser: “You might not recognize them yet, but these S.I. pop culture provocateurs are worth keeping an eye on.”

Where are they now? asked silive.com with a decennial update on its original group. Back then Emily was noted for her leadership of New York City’s Garibald Meucci Museum, which under her aegis grew significantly from an operation of one employee (Emily) and one permanent exhibit. In four years Emily increased the institution’s budget by 70 percent and added festivals, school programs and language classes. She left that position to found Louie’s Legacy, which saves hundreds of homeless dogs and cats every year on Staten Island. Emily is an accomplished painter who won a medal from the Florence Bieniele of International Art in 2005. At K she majored in art and studied abroad in Russia.

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