Emilie Cushman '20 Contributor Since 2020
Founder and CEO | Kira Talent
Kira Talent is a leading tech company in the higher-education space founded by 29-year-old Emilie Cushman when she herself was a college student. The company aims to help admissions teams identify the students who will succeed in their programs through an application process that goes beyond test scores, GPAs, and essays. (Implemented by thousands of leading institutions—including Harvard, Princeton, and Yale)—in more than 25 countries, the video-based platform aggregates data on competencies such as leadership potential, motivation, critical thinking, and empathy.