Emiko Thompson

Administrative Assistant, Scholarships

As the administrative assistant for SVCF’s scholarships department, Emiko is the initial point of contact for applicants to more than 45 scholarship programs. Her work also includes outreach and conference representation to ensure programs are reaching the intended applicant pool. 

In 2011, Emiko became a substitute teacher for the Latino College Preparatory Academy in San Jose and found her passion for education, becoming an advocate for student success. She has also taught in the San Leandro Unified School District, Morgan Hill Unified School District, Cambrian School District, Los Gatos Saratoga Joint Union High School District and San Jose Unified School District. Emiko finds joy in working with students. Having the opportunity to help make their academic dreams a reality is the reason she became involved in scholarships.