Emily Caplinger

People Operations Manager

Emily brings a passion for curating engaging experiences, with an emphasis on the importance of the little details to Education Design Lab where she serves as the People Operations Manager. In this role, she leads onboarding of new employees, helps employees navigate the Lab and succeed in their roles, serves as a culture leader with a focus on employee engagement by fostering an environment of trust, growth, agency, belonging, and joy, manages the planning, logistics, and execution of Lab meetings + events, and organizes the day-to-day operations of this growing nonprofit organization. 

Prior to joining Education Design Lab, she served as the Event Manager for McChrystal Group, a management consulting firm that focuses on individual and team performance for organizations of all sizes and industries, from boutique to Fortune 500 entities. While there, Emily oversaw all the event planning and deliverables for over 75 meetings and events annually, implemented the use of mobile event apps, and played a critical role in successfully pivoting to virtual events at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

HOMETOWN: Deshler, Ohio

EDUCATION: The University of Findlay

BACHELOR’S: B.S. Equestrian Studies, B.S. Environmental Science

FAVORITE QUOTE: “You’re never wrong to do the right thing”. – Mark Twain

WHEN I’M NOT AT WORK I’M… watching movies or finding new spots to eat with my husband, taking care of and riding my horse, Cricket, perusing the latest beauty and lifestyle trends, or dabbling in arts and crafts.