Emrah Fejzic was born in Stuttgart, Germany to a family of Bosnian refugees escaping the Yugoslav wars. His family immigrated to the United States in 2001 where he grew up and spent most of his life as a proud resident of Chelsea, Massachusetts. He attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and graduated with a degree in Political Science. Emrah's experiences range from municipal community engagement to legislative affairs.
His early experiences with public service began as an intern in the Chelsea City Manager’s Office. He volunteered at the Soldier’s Home veterans health care facility and was awarded “Youth of the Year" at the All-Chelsea Civic Awards. Through his time at UMass, Emrah interned for multiple state government offices including Legislative Affairs in the Governor’s Office and the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.
Upon graduation, Emrah worked as a Research Associate for the public policy organization the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP). At MACP, he researched and wrote on issues concerning the Commonwealth’s ability to compete, focusing on economic development, education, workforce development, transportation, energy, diversity, and climate change. He now joins Representative Andy Vargas’s Office as a Legislative Aide.