Meet the Founder

Emily's Passion for
Education Equality


Book Bag Buddies was created to help students who are less fortunate and cannot afford proper school supplies to assist their learning. Book Bag Buddies was inspired by Emily Duberman’s passion to help others, especially adolescents, tweens and teens receive a quality education. 


Emily Duberman is a 18 year old student at the University of Texas at Austin. Emily was born and raised in Livingston, New Jersey. She has been tutoring younger students, and volunteering with pediatric patients for the past 5 years. Inspired by her passion to help others and her love for education, Emily created Book Bag Buddies in 2013.