Amy Cookson is an alumna from the Class of 2011, and the current Vice-President of the Emerge Maine Board. Cookson earned her BA in Political Science from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and her Master's in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She spent two years as Senior Budgeting Analyst in Albany, New York, before returning to Maine. In addition to her policy experience, Cookson has volunteered and worked on several political campaigns, most recently as the Field Director for the Maine Senate Democratic Campaign Committee. She is currently the Deputy Communications Director for the Maine Senate Democrats.