Emily Levine

Chief of Advocacy
Emily Levine

Emily brings an extensive background in legislative policy and advocacy to her position as Chief of Advocacy. Having served as 2Life’s Chief of Staff for five years before being promoted to Chief of Advocacy, she has transitioned to focusing full time on leveraging the success of our aging in community model in service to scaling its potential. She oversees the development and implementation of 2Life’s policy and advocacy agenda, which includes establishing and maintaining close relationships at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as closely supporting 2Life residents and employees to translate their experiences and expertise into broader policy contexts.

Before joining 2Life, Emily served as the Director of Policy and Advocacy at Horizons for Homeless Children. She developed legislation and advocated to secure increased public funding to support Massachusetts children and families experiencing homelessness and housing instability. She also oversaw a family shelter program serving more than 200 families throughout Greater Boston. Early in her career, Emily oversaw the grassroots and policy campaign at Strategies for Children, a statewide advocacy organization based in Boston.

Emily has a Master’s in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a Bachelor’s in Politics from Bates College, and a certificate in nonprofit leadership from the Institute for Nonprofit Practice/Tufts University Tisch College of Civic Life. She was awarded in 2022 the Nancy K. Kaufman Volunteer Leadership Award by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Boston. Outside of work, Emily spends her time trying to keep up with her twin daughters, Remy and Poppy, organizers-in-training.   

“…your life can change in one year and even when it’s dark out, the sun is shining somewhere” - J. Cole