Emma was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas where she studied English and American Studies at the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!). She began her nonprofit career nine years ago at an arts based nonprofit, doing everything from office administration to teaching preschool. Most recently, she was the Events Manager at a Children's Advocacy Center in Austin, Texas. Emma is passionate about advocating for her community and raising money and awareness for important organizations. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, and hanging out with her Cat, Junipurr.