Emily Bray, PhD


As a Researcher, Emily helps clients connect with their communities by designing, implementing, and analyzing a range of both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies across varied settings. She uses her training as a community psychologist to provide theoretical and methodological rigor to projects alongside a commitment to supporting arts and culture institutions as powerful tools for education, community development, and social change. She aims to aid organizations in their goals to be authentically relevant for a diverse audience.

Before coming to Slover Linett, Emily spent ten years working with often-underserved groups, specifically communities of refugees, asylum seekers, and survivors of torture. Emily has published and presented on this research at conferences locally and internationally. Additionally, she has taught research methods and community psychology to undergraduate students and been invited to give guest lectures on her research, course content, and relevant advocacy and volunteer activities.

Emily earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vassar College, her M.A. in Psychology from New York University, and her Ph.D. in Community Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Emily is an eager home cook, modern dancer, and aspiring gardener.