Emily Hu is a second-year JD student at the University of Michigan Law School, where she serves as the President of the Entrepreneurship & Law Association. She is also working towards a Graduate Certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship with the College of Engineering. Emily serves as a Legal Associate on the Social Venture Fund and will be joining Cooley’s Palo Alto office next summer, focusing on emerging companies and venture capital practice.
Prior to law school, Emily worked for a venture capital firm in Beijing, focusing on municipal funds investments in the technology, media, and telecommunications sector. She was the chief operations manager of an education startup in Shanghai, building and training a team from scratch. As an entrepreneur, Emily funded a social enterprise providing affordable cloud-based ERP services to small business owners and Project Rippling, a non-profit project educating people about social entrepreneurship in China.
Emily studied Political Studies, Economics and International Studies at Bard College, where she played on the varsity lacrosse team and was the Chair of the Socially Responsible Investing Committee.