Meet Emily Pilloton
Emily likes to get dirty and build stuff. She is the founder of Project H Design, a nonprofit that uses architecture, design, and creativity to give youth ages 9-17 the voice and toolbox to construct audacious futures and communities.
What do you know for sure?
Love > Fear
What inspires you?
When a 6th grader from my girls summer building camp picks up a power tool for the first time.
Who do you admire?
My grandmothers, James Victore, and Beatrix Kiddo from Kill Bill
What’s the most outrageous thing you have ever done (that you can share)?
Jumped off a mountain with a parachute strapped to my back (then crashed into a boulder), and adopted a border collie as an impulse buy on a road trip through rural Texas.
A little known fact about yourself?
I have two extra bones, one in each foot
If you had to change careers what would you want to do?
Welder or massage therapist or Olympic distance runner
What do you suck at?
Diplomacy, and all skate-related sports.
What do you geek out about?
Everything. Everything is interesting and I don’t understand the concept of boredom.
“No.” - Rosa Parks