Employee Spotlight

Emma Cover-Carper - February Featured Employee

Emma is a graduate from the University of Northern Iowa with degrees in both English and Communications Studies. Originally from Burlington, Iowa, she moved to the Twin Cities to explore job opportunities and the exciting things the Twin Cities has to offer. She has a passion for the nonprofit sector and has previously worked in program coordination, copywriting, media, and development. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, Peter and Clover, competitive board game nights, and thrifting

Briefly describe what you do in a day.

In a typical day I am helping manage client projects for grants, communications, individual giving, and events, which includes writing assignment sheets, doing check-ins with team members, attending client meetings, drafting and sending emails, and working on project plans

What is the best part of your job?

The absolute best part of this job is the staff–our team is such an amazing group of intelligent, collaborative women who are always willing to lend a hand

What is your proudest moment at JMA?

My proudest moment so far at JMA has been seeing the successful carry out of a project we had for a client with a super tight turn around–it was amazing seeing it all come together after our team had worked so hard under a tight time constraint!

What are three words to describe yourself?

3 words that describe myself are: passionate, ambitious, and caring

What’s one thing we wouldn’t necessarily know about you?

One thing that people wouldn’t necessarily know about me is that I love concerts and concert festivals – I’ve seen over 75 artists!

What is the best meal you’ve had?

The best meal that I have ever had is at Quartino’s in Chicago – their risotto and the overall vibe is absolutely worth the trip!