Emily Whidden

Life Coach

Emily’s passion for supporting people on their path to empowerment, and working with them to achieve their goals, led her to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services with a minor in Psychology. Emily graduated from Northeastern University in 2018 and is looking forward to applying the skills and knowledge she developed there to her work with Pacia Life.


Emily’s previous experience demonstrates her goal of providing support and empowering others. She has worked with and provided mentorship for young people at various community organizations like the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Hyde Square Task Force, and United South End Settlements. In addition, Emily completed two six-month, full-time internships during her time at Northeastern, each with a focus on providing resources and services to address the needs of various populations. Interning at Northeastern’s Center of Community Service provided Emily the opportunity to engage with students, staff, and a number of nonprofit organizations in Boston. Emily was invited to continue working with the Center of Community Service after her internship ended, and she became the Program Coordinator for the NUServes program, an intensive, weeklong community service program for incoming first-year students. Emily went on to do her second internship at Rosie’s Place, where she worked in a direct-service role and assisted many departments. Emily was again invited to continue working at Rosie’s Place at the end of her internship, and she became a Dining Room Coordinator where she oversaw the preparation and service of meals for up to 150 guests by groups of volunteers. Through all of her past experiences, Emily has solidified the belief that service providers should offer resources and support while encouraging individuals and communities to have agency in making decisions and solving problems.


Emily was born and raised in Central Massachusetts and has lived in Boston since starting at Northeastern. She is familiar with the multitude of resources and opportunities the Boston and Cambridge areas have to offer, and is excited to continue exploring, learning, and working here. When she isn’t working, Emily enjoys reading, traveling, floral design, gardening, and spending time with loved ones.