Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute

Emma Zink

Emma Zink

Director of Operations

4612 Forbes Avenue


As Director of Operations, Emma provides support and direction to keep the Integrated Innovation Institute's educational mission and goals on target. In this role, she connects often with III staff, faculty, and students across our campuses in Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley. She also works very closely with MIIPS students as their academic advisor. 

Emma has been with the institute since its launch in 2013 and is inspired by the CMU community: Everyone's excitement to learn, make, and build motivates her to bring out the very best in herself.

Previously, Emma held various roles in admissions and academic advising at Juniata College and the University of Pittsburgh. She grew up in Hollidaysburg, PA, but after living in the steel city off and on for more than ten years, she considers Pittsburgh her home. Outside of work, she loves traveling with her family and spending time with their two dogs. 

Advice for Future Innovators

"Never give up."


  • Master of Education in Higher Education Management - University of Pittsburgh
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts & Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Marketing - University of Pittsburgh