Emma MacFarlane is a program associate on the Managed Organizations team at Arabella Advisors. She provides operational, financial, and programmatic support for projects hosted at the New Venture Fund, the Windward Fund, and the Hopewell Fund, all 501(c)(3) organizations. Her portfolio of projects focuses on international development, women’s empowerment, global health, and conservation.
Prior to joining Arabella in the San Francisco office, Emma worked as a consulting associate for Inviso Corporation in Seattle, where she served as a contracted operations sales specialist for three metric-based scorecards in Microsoft’s international business sector. In addition to Microsoft, Emma worked in a research role for a social impact strategic advisory firm supporting mission-driven projects that addressed a range of issues, from local and global development to environmental protection and advocacy. Emma has worked with various social enterprises, including a microfinance organization in Nicaragua, a human rights nonprofit based in Chicago, and a for-profit fair trade company that sources goods from women-led cooperatives around the world.
Emma graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a BA in international relations and a focus in development.