Emily Kubicek

The Walt Disney Company, Data Scientist

Biography

Emily Kubicek is a Data Scientist in Disney Advertising Sales at The Walt Disney Company. Born and raised in Southern California, she earned her Ph.D. from Gallaudet University, the only university in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. She is forever grateful for the opportunity to visit this culture, learn their language, and gain valuable insights into this one-of-a-kind Deaf world. Notably, this experience helped her see the parallels between the Deaf community and her own Mexican culture, thus creating a catalyst for her future personal and professional goal of creating opportunities for all historically excluded groups in tech. Emily has worked closely with many STEM-related Diversity and Inclusion organizations and has most recently teamed up with Deaf Kids Code, a non-profit organization that promotes technology, computer science, and design thinking skills to empower deaf and hard-of-hearing students socially and economically.

Emily aims to partner her two passions of diversity and technology to make the AdTech space a truly accessible and representative place for all of the people it ultimately aims to impact, with a special interest in sharing the message that without disability and accessibility, true diversity cannot exist.