Emilie Holdaway earned a B.A. in Political Science - International Studies from Utah State University where she worked in her first out-of-school time program. She has worked with OST programs for over eight years in many different capacities such as staff member, site coordinator, assistant director, grant writer, and event planner. Throughout these experiences, she has seen firsthand the value that OST programming brings to children and their families, especially when the afterschool staff and administrators have the proper tools and support needed for the program to run with a high level of quality. Knowing the academic, social, and personal improvements youth achieve who attend OST programs, she hopes to be a part of making quality OST programs available to all youth in Utah.