Emilia Edmonson, LMSW, is the founder of Beyond PBJ, a small business dedicated to guiding Austinites with special needs toward culinary independence. Beyond PBJ teaches people of all abilities how to prepare healthy, delicious food in the comfort of their own homes by focusing on cooking skills, meal planning, grocery shopping, and smart spending. She previously served as the kitchen manager and head creative consultant for Katie’s Snack Cart, which provided exceptional treats to Austin offices through a kitchen staff entirely made up of young adults with autism.
Emilia holds three degrees from The University of Texas at Austin: bachelor’s degrees in finance and social work, and a master’s degree in social work. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and lives in Austin with her husband, two daughters, and beloved boxer, Floyd.