Emily Humpal

Emily Humpal

Deputy Communications Director

Emily Humpal is the Deputy Communications Director with Pacific Research Institute, based in PRI’s Sacramento office.


As Deputy Communications Director, she promotes Pacific Research Institute’s work to reporters and media bookers across the state and oversees all e-mail communications and social media. She is a consistent contributor to Pacific Research Institute’s blog, “Right by the Bay”, and appears on the weekly “Next Round” podcast.


Prior to joining PRI, Humpal began gaining communications experience when she was hired on to write for Gilliard, Blanning and Associates during the 2018 cycle for over 20 political candidates. She gained experience in the political field working as the Campaign Manager for Kevin Kiley for State Senate in 2019 and Janet Nguyen for State Assembly 2020.


A majority of Humpal’s career was spent working at the State Capitol. She began writing as the communications consultant in the Assembly Republican Caucus for 19 members in 2019, producing eblasts, press releases, op-eds and social media along with writing and editing hundreds of mail pieces. After leaving the caucus to campaign for Assemblymember Nguyen in Orange County in the 2020 election, Humpal came back to Sacramento as Assemblymember Nguyen’s Communications Director and Legislative Director. In her various roles there, she wrote hundreds of eblasts, press releases, talking points, and letters to the Governor, and ran two social media accounts, all while staffing the member for the Assembly Floor, two Assembly Committees, and managing a bill package of over 40 bills.


She has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.