Emily Kuester

Emily’s journey began in Milwaukee, where she crafted documentaries and immersive VR experiences. Her directorial debut was with MESSWOOD, premiering at DOC NYC 2021 through a collaboration with 371 Productions and Participant Media. As co-creator of “Black Girl Training,” Emily’s creative flair triumphed in the Keep It Colorful campaign by Seed and Spark, with executive producer Mary Ann Marino now at the helm. Her influence extended to the 2018 Mozilla Festival and a 2019 SXSW panel, where she shared insights on the mesmerizing “The Colored Girls Museum” WebVR experience. Emily’s identity as a black queer transracial adoptee infuses her artistry with intersectionality, elevating voices often overlooked. Her journey began with a full ride to the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Film Program, where she made history as the first Black woman elected student body president. Emily’s narrative intertwines innovation with leadership, championing underrepresented stories.