This interview with Heather Emerson from Prep to Your Door ended up being one where I shared more about myself than any other interview. We immediately dive in discussing how we both abused alcohol and drugs when we were younger, but shifted our belief systems and habits in adulthood and have been able to stay our course. This is just the beginning. Stick around and listen as we explore what it's like to forgive your parents, run a business and do your part to help mother earth :)
About Heather Emerson
Heather graduated from University of Texas at Austin with dual degrees in Mathematics, Linguistics, as well as completed the UTeach program. After being recruited for Teach for America, she moved to New York City on a mission to facilitate change in the education space, with a focus in STEM.
Shortly after her Teach for America program, she switched careers to style New York’s socialites and celebrities under two European fashion houses. After five years in Manhattan, she realized her true calling and potential was not being met. She backpacked around the world for 7 months taking food classes and volunteering at different plant-based establishments.
When she returned, she moved to Cambridge, MA to start her Masters in Journalism with a concentration on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Harvard University. The first day of class she met her current partner in life and business, Faiez Rana. They shared a common passion for social entrepreneurship, education, sustainability, and healthy food. They also learned about the massive environmental and health impacts of the modern food industry. In 2016, they moved to Austin, TX to start Prep To Your Door, serving local, organic, farm-to-table meal prep in completely reusable packaging.
With environmental consciousness built into the core of their brand, Heather is focused on growing the company nationally while sticking to their core mission of serving local organic meals and improving their zero waste business model. Additionally, they are committed to supporting local farms, building local food communities, paying livable wages, offering health benefits to part-time employees, all while working to contribute as little as possible to the landfill.