Emma Dorn is a Senior Knowledge Expert in Education in McKinsey & Company's Silicon Valley office. Emma leads knowledge development and dissemination globally for McKinsey’s education practice. She also serves clients across the public, private and social sectors including school systems, higher education institutions, technology companies, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, foundations and educational nonprofits.
Emma has significant experience in global education, US K-12 schools, education technology, economic development, and global health sectors, as well as broader philanthropy, donor and nonprofit functional expertise. Areas of focus include improving access to and quality of education for historically underserved populations, supporting efforts to meet the sustainable development goal for education (SDG4), applying advanced analytics for social impact, and applying technology to improve teaching and learning. Emma has authored several education articles and reports, including an analysis of the learning and economic impacts of the pandemic, a global analysis of OECD PISA data to identify drivers of student outcomes, and a series of charticles on trends in higher education. She has three children in US public schools.