About

Live. Work. Play. Organize.

My name is Emaleigh Doley. As a communications and programming professional, I bring over seven years of professional experience working across creative disciplines in marketing, public relations, journalism, social platforms, and audience engagement, with a focus on civic, media, and cultural projects.

 I have a vested interest in improving cities from the ground up, connecting government with citizens, and informing people working for socially progressive and fundamental change.

A native Philadelphian, I grew up in the city’s Germantown neighborhood, where the streets are still lined with cobblestones, and the suburbs of Havertown just across the city limits. From there, I spent five years exploring Washington, D.C. before landing back in Philly in 2005. I currently live in Philadelphia on the same rowhouse lined block that I grew up on.

I hold a BA in English from The George Washington University, where I also studied film and African American history and culture.

PS: Yes, Emaleigh is pronounced just like Emily (and there is a pretty good story about that involving David Sedaris).

For fun, I like…

exploring cities : sitting by fountains : pedro almodovar : site-specific art and performances : outdoor sculpture and other public art : riding trains : Ocean City, NJ : iPhone photography : museums all over : collecting postcards : clever tv : live music (from the gospel blues of Sister Rosetta Tharpe to party man Prince, poet/rocker Patti Smith and the improvisational PHISH) : bicycling : the wonderful world wide web : great quotes : “I keep inside myself, in my private museum, everything I have seen and loved in my life.” – Andre Malraux