Emily Cherkin, The Screentime Consultant, LLC, has worked with families and schools in the Pacific Northwest for 15 years. In addition to the challenges of parenting her own two children in a distracted digital age, Emily challenges schools, parents and families to be "tech-intentional" while recognizing that technology is here to stay. Emily is a graduate of the University of Washington and completed her Master’s Degree in Education from Lesley University in Boston. After three years in New York City, Emily returned to Seattle and taught at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences (SAAS) for 10 years. Emily consults with schools and parents; is a member of the "Screens in Schools" Working Group for the Children’s Screen Time Action Network (CSTAN) in Boston; has served as a Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS) board member, group leader and guest speaker on screen time; and is a graduate of the 2018 Leading Women in Technology’s Women in Leadership (WILPower) Program. An increased understanding of the technological challenges presented to this generation has fueled Emily's passion for affecting change and supporting families and schools.