Emily Varnell

Technical Writer

Emily Varnell joined CALSTART in 2021 as a Technical Writer. Her work promotes the organization’s research and supports different initiatives.

Emily earned a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining CALSTART, she worked in research and development tax credit services. Her responsibilities included drafting, editing, and supervising the completion of technical reports to document clients’ research activities and ensure compliance with IRS regulations. She also spent five years at Austin Zoo, a nonprofit animal rescue organization. She enjoyed assisting with marketing, grant proposals, and outreach.