TSA Social Media Branch Lead - Dept of Homeland Security
Emily Bonilla-Pieton has been with the US government for nearly 15 years and is currently the TSA's Lead Social Media Strategist. A first-generation Salvadorian-Puerto Rican child of immigrants and so-called "Army Brat," she credits her cultural upbringing and life experiences as the foundation for her current success. A lover of pop culture and storytelling, she once aspired to be a news reporter and quickly shifted gears to a different type of media. Now, as TSA’s lead social media strategist, she incorporates trending topics and helps make them into relatable but informative content. Much of her and her team’s work has been recognized nationally, including being recognized by Forbes magazine as "12 Examples of Vocal Brands That Stand Out on Social Media."