Emily Bader is a Senior Program Officer at the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF). In this capacity, she is responsible for finding, funding, and shaping grants made to nonprofits addressing the needs of post-9/11 veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers. Prior to becoming a Senior Program Officer, Emily held the roles of Events Coordinator and Strategic Initiatives Officer. Emily started at BWF as an intern in January 2016 while pursuing her master’s degree in Near Eastern Studies at New York University. During her time at New York University, Emily helped manage academic events ranging from intimate roundtable discussions to large-scale festivals. She concluded her master’s degree with the submission of her thesis on the impact of U.S. aid to Egypt between 1940 and 2011. Emily graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. John’s University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice, a concentration in Forensic Psychology, and minors in International Studies and Philosophy. She also studied Arabic at The Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture in Amman, Jordan.