Emilie Baltz is a non-traditional creative who works at the intersection of education, design, performance, and the visual arts to create experiences that provoke new connections between the senses. As a personal passion, she uses the eating experience as a lens for cultural reflection and creation, working to reframe, re-question and remind us of the fundamental place food occupies in our lives. Baltz holds a B.A. in Film Studies from Vassar College and an M.I.D from Pratt Institute. She is an inaugural member of New Inc, an initiative led by the New Museum designed to support creative practitioners working in the areas of art, technology, and design. Emilie is part of the founding faculty of the School of Visual Arts Products of Design program and founded the Food Design Studio at Pratt Institute. In addition to her artistic practice, she works as a Strategic Creative Director, teaches innovation workshops, and lectures on the sensory experience. Baltz is also the author of L.O.V.E FOODBOOK and Junk Foodie: 51 Delicious Recipes for the Lowbrow Gourmand.