Emily Boness, J.D.
Public Service Associate
Youth Leadership Development
(706) 542-1472


Emily’s focus at the Fanning Institute is in youth leadership development. She designed and directs Athens Peer Court, an award-winning diversion program for middle and high school students. Emily also helped Forsyth County establish its own peer court.

In addition, Emily also delivers and facilitates the institute’s Youth Leadership in Action curriculum and youth leadership development programs around Georgia. Some of her other responsibilities at Fanning include facilitating adult community leadership programs, assisting organizations with strategic planning through conducting focus groups and data analysis and working with the PSO Student Scholars program.

Prior to joining Fanning, she worked as an operations supervisor in an industrial supply warehouse in Atlanta, where she managed workflow and personnel. During her law school summers, she was a summer associate at a nonprofit immigration legal aid service in Anchorage and law firm in Charlotte. Emily is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.


  • 2010, J.D., cum laude, University of Georgia School of Law
  • 2004, B.A. political science with a focus on American politics, Brown University
  • Emergenetics certification

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