A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Emily Wallrath Schmidt


Emily Wallrath Schmidt (SAIC ’12) joined the National Main Street Center (NMSC) in 2015 as the Associate Manager of Communications. The NMSC is a subsidiary of the National Trust Historic Preservation, dedicated to helping communities revitalize their historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts with historic preservation-based strategies. Emily’s responsibilities include managing social media (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram), maintaining the website, marketing the annual conference, and planning/preparing NMSC’s news publication Main Street Weekly. Before that, Emily worked in North Carolina as a Historic Preservation Consultant specializing in historic rehabilitation tax credit applications, certificate of appropriateness preparation, and historic research.