Emily Bartholomew is Associate Program Director, UCP & CHIRP. She is a member of both the California and Texas State Bars. Prior to joining Vera and Acacia, Emily worked as an attorney for ProBAR in South Texas to provide legal representation to children in Office of Refugee Resettlement custody. She also has child welfare experience, having served as an attorney and guardian ad litem for children in California foster care. After work she enjoys exploring dance classes in the Bay Area and spending time with her niece, Isla.