Grant Writing and Development Specialist
Emma Belan is a Grant Writing and Development Specialist for the Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University. Originally from Traverse City, she began working at the Center on a part-time basis and joined full-time in January of 2023 after relocating to Southeast MI. At the Center, Emma supports a variety of initiatives with a focus on overdose prevention, environmental justice, and crime reduction.
Emma holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Adrian College. Prior to joining the Center, she worked as a writing specialist with northern Michigan's largest healthcare system to inspire charitable support and enhance healthcare across nine community hospitals. In her free time, Emma enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her husband, Christian, and Corgi, Lucy.