Emily Withrow

Director, Quartz Bot Studio

Emily Withrow is director of the Quartz Bot Studio, where she writes, designs, and builds narrative experiences for messaging and voice platforms. Her work examines how people and bots interact, and how to build meaningful relationships with audiences via these emerging platforms. She’s also faculty at Northwestern University, where she taught for six years prior to joining Quartz. Before that, she worked for The A.V. Club and McKinsey & Company. Withrow spends much of her free time talking with robots, rock climbing, and researching recipes she will eventually abandon for nachos.

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