Emily graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.A. in Spanish in 2000 and a M.S. in Adult and Organizational Learning with an emphasis in English as a Second Language Pedagogy in 2005. She has been working for the University since 1995 when she moved to Idaho for school. She has worked in the Foreign Language Department (95-97), Music Department (98-00), College Assistance Migrant Program (00-03), and Campus Recreation (03-05). Her outside interests include a variety of family activities with her husband and two children.