Emilie Rafal is the Director of Programs for Credential Engine. In this capacity, she develops and manages state and regional scale-up projects, oversees sector transparency initiatives, and leads special projects. Emilie began her work with this project as a Research Associate for the Credential Transparency Initiative through the George Washington University Institute of Public Policy, where she worked with credentialing organizations to test the CTDL and prototype search application during its pilot phase.
Prior to her work on this project, she was the Data and Evaluation Coordinator at The Corps Network, the association of service and conservation corps. In that role, she managed the evaluation and reporting for all grants and special projects. She also spent time creating out-of-school time programming for middle school youth in Baltimore at Higher Achievement.
She holds Bachelors degrees from the College of William & Mary in Psychology and Women’s Studies and a Master’s of Public Policy from the George Washington University, where she served as co-chair of the diversity & inclusion committee.