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Emily Queliza

Communications & Public Engagement Manager

Emily Queliza joins B&D as the communications and public engagement manager collaborating with the Oakland Unified School District’s Facilities and Planning team. In her capacity, Emily plays a pivotal role in shaping the communication strategy for OUSD’s groundbreaking Oakland BUILT K-12 modernization projects.

With more than two decades of experience, Emily has honed her expertise in client services and marketing across diverse industries, including advertising, non-profit, media, and education, all within the dynamic landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Her impressive portfolio includes managing corporate advertising campaigns at McCann-Erickson, spearheading city initiatives with the City of San Francisco, and raising vital funds for America SCORES Bay Area—a unique soccer and literacy program that combines her passion for sports and education.

With her vast experience, passion for education, and a proven track record of leadership and success, Emily Queliza is at the forefront of creating positive change in the Oakland Unified School District and beyond.

  • B.S.B.A. International Business and Marketing (University of San Francisco)
  • Continuing Studies Program – Business Communications (Stanford University)

"B&D provides a great opportunity to learn, advance, and to make a positive contribution to our clients and the people they serve. I am inspired by the talented people and the entrepreneurial spirit in the company."

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