Executive Director of Communications
Emily Cavalcanti serves as executive director of communications for the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. She oversees the USC Dornsife communication staff and holds responsibility for managing the top levels of the USC Dornsife Web site and the development of numerous publications. Emily is also editor of USC Dornsife Magazine, which has won two gold and one silver CASE District VII Awards of Excellence since 2009, as well as a national CASE Circle of Excellence bronze for design in 2012. In addition to editing print and Web communications, and upholding USC Dornsife's editorial style and graphic standards, she writes magazine and Web articles. Before coming to USC Dornsife in 2008, Emily was director of publications at Pitzer College, a member of The Claremont Colleges. She has also worked for Princeton University Press and Princeton University's Writing Center. A native Chicagoan, Emily earned a B.A. in English literature from Elmhurst College and an M.A. in the humanities from the University of Chicago. She studied typography and graphic design at Parsons School of Design.