Dallas native Emilie Gioia attended the Hockaday School and went on to major in Communications at Boston University.
In 2004 she began her career in Los Angeles, where she worked in Film and Television Production for HBO and in Sales and Marketing for Conde Nast Publications.
In 2010 Emilie joined the Marketing and Communications team at the Edible Schoolyard Project, a non-profit started by renowned-chef-turned-Slow-Food-activist Alice Waters in Berkeley, California. There she discovered her passion for the local food movement and the vibrant communities that it creates.
Upon her return home to Dallas in 2016, Emilie joined the John T. Evans Company to continue building strong local communities through restaurant and retail brokerage. At JTE, Emilie divides her time between project leasing and tenant representation.