Emily Madero, acting CEO of The Idea Village, moved to New Orleans as an undergraduate Tulane student prepared for an adventure. She graduated with a BA in Spanish and Psychology, MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies, and a love for New Orleans. After co-founding several start-up ventures, Emily returned to Tulane’s Freeman School of Business. Katrina reinforced Emily’s connection and commitment to the people and the culture of New Orleans. She became President of the Tulane’s Entrepreneurs Association and was a leader in the development of IDEAcorps™, a partnership between The Idea Village and Tulane University. The Idea Village CEO reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The CEO provides strategic leadership by working with The Idea Village Board and staff to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.