Originally from Honolulu, HI, Emily Hoapili is a Virginia-based small business owner, blogger, radio host, activist, and Christ-follower.
Emily is a co-host of OneHatRadio’s In Context, a weekday radio show/podcast that discusses issues pertaining to American politics and current events from a non-partisan perspective. The show provides thought-provoking content to its audience with informative, light-hearted delivery. Emily also hosts a weekly podcast, House of Hoapili, where she examines current events and social justice matters.
Emily describes herself as an “amateur sociologist,” and participates in varied activism efforts relating to social justice and feminism. She currently serves as Secretary of the Hampton Roads chapter of Together We Will, a grassroots group dedicated to reclaiming democracy. She volunteers with NARAL VA as a Legislative Action Team Member to assist in contacting state-level lawmakers regarding legislation pertaining to reproductive health. In 2017, Emily became a spokesperson for #RespectMyVote, a non-partisan campaign with the Hip Hop Caucus. Emily also works with various political campaigns.
A Christ-follower, Emily is a co-founder of the 3031 Life, a group for Christian activists to receive support and work together in a variety of political causes as commanded in Mark 12:30-31. She is active in her church and enjoys worship events and Bible study.
Emily believes in the power of “giving back.” She currently volunteers with the Tidewater chapter of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Her previous volunteer and philanthropic efforts include work with Girl Scouts, and serving as the Secretary of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Carolina Youth Development Center Advisory Council.
Following a career that spanned both the public and private sectors, Emily started Echo Blue Innovations in 2016. Echo Blue Innovations provides consulting, small business support, start-up services, and executive assistance in varied industries. Emily also operates Efficiency by Emily, a personal productivity and organization blog.
She borrows her personal philosophy from Maya Angelou: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”