Rhodes Alumna Continues To Be An Advocate For Tennessee’s Children
Publication Date: 12/8/2010
Rhodes alumna Emily Ogden has been promoted to Tennessee political director of Stand for Children, a nonprofit children′s advocacy organization. She previously served as co-director. Ogden graduated from Rhodes in 2000 with a B.A. in urban studies, and her major and involvement in the Kinney Program allowed her to work hands-on in the Memphis community.
Ogden graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Law in 2005 and worked for the Nashville law firm Lewis, King, Krieg, and Waldrop specializing in education law.
In 2007, she joined Governor Phil Bredesen’s administration as a legislative liaison. She helped pass an overhaul of the state’s education funding formula along with an increase of hundreds of millions of dollars for K-12 education.
At Stand for Children, Ogden continues to be an advocate for Tennessee’s children. She also is active in the Nashville Chapter of the Rhodes Alumni Association.