Emily Cho

External Affairs Associate

Phone: 907-334-0534

Email: echo@rasmuson.org

Emily Cho joined Rasmuson Foundation in August 2017 as a communications intern. She transitioned to a full-time position in November 2017 and was promoted in 2019 to serve as an associate on the external affairs team.

She was born and raised in Anchorage and attended Arizona State University, where she studied biological sciences. While at the university, she became active in Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community groups including the Asian Chamber of Commerce, and she took on leadership positions in the student-run AAPI coalition. During this time, she worked closely with other coalitions of marginalized groups to celebrate their history and culture and to educate other students and faculty on the importance of diversity and equity.

She continues her involvement today as an executive member of the Korean American Community of Alaska’s NexGen group, where she volunteers her time at various events and helps connect the younger generation of Korean Americans with the older generation. She also volunteers as a teacher at St. Andrew Kim Parish’s Saturday school, teaching high school students the values of generosity, spirituality and community and assisting with activities and fundraising events hosted by her church. Emily served as Anchorage chapter leader of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and works to spread awareness about the history of and issues faced by the Asian American Pacific Islander community in Alaska and the rest of the United States.

Emily is passionate about helping her community, uplifting young people and connecting with her culture. She lives with her husband, Paul, and their 20 houseplants in Anchorage.


Loren Abbey

Director of People and Culture

Roy Agloinga

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Bill Bailey

Director of External Affairs

Jeff Baird

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Laura Boone

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Michele Brown

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Sydney Copley

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Bob Doehl

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