Emma was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas where she attended the University of Kansas earning degrees in English and American Studies, with a focus on Women and Gender Studies. She has over 11 years of nonprofit fundraising experience. Before joining PHFS, Emma provided arts education at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, KS, and advocated for child victims of abuse at the Center for Child Protection in Austin, TX.
Emma's favorite part about fundraising is building meaningful, authentic relationships with donors and community members. Emma serves as a Young Fellow in Ninety-Nine Girlfriends Women's Collective Giving Circle and leads a monthly Development Director's Affinity Group for Willamette Valley Development Officers. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and throwing themed parties.