Emma Sjostrom

Senior Research Associate

Nonprofit and Social Impact, Research and Search Support

As a Senior Research Associate, Emma supports Managing Partner Molly Brennan’s search team by developing and implementing research-based strategies for Koya’s executive searches.

Prior to joining Koya Partners – a part of Diversified Search Group – Emma worked in both the nonprofit and government sectors. Most recently, she worked as a research analyst for the Minnesota Department of Revenue. There, she conducted tax policy research and analysis of proposed legislation, as well as creating forecasts of several state revenue streams.

In her free time, Emma can be found in her kitchen cooking with a glass of wine, watching any and all sports, or trying a new restaurant with her husband and friends.


Master’s, Public Policy (Social Policy and Program Evaluation focus)
Humphrey School of Public Affairs

BA, Political Science and History
University of Minnesota