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About 2018-06-07T19:18:54+00:00
Emily Hoapili
Originally from Honolulu, HI, Emily Hoapili is a Virginia-based small business owner, activist, and blogger.

Following a career that spanned both the public and private sectors, Emily started Echo Blue Innovations in 2016. Echo Blue Innovations provides individuality-focused operational support to small businesses, executives, political campaigns, public figures, and nonprofits.

Emily describes herself as an “amateur sociologist,” and participates in varied activism efforts relating to social justice and feminism. 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 served as a spokesperson for #RespectMyVote, a non-partisan campaign with the Hip Hop Caucus. In 2018, Emily was appointed as the Chair of Outreach for the Virginia Beach Democratic Committee.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys watching documentaries, attending local sporting events, painting & sewing, and cheering for her beloved Chicago Bulls. 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, & some style.”