Emily was born and raised in the rust belt city of Buffalo, New York. She received her Bachelors of Science in both Art Education and Ceramic Design as a duel major from SUNY Buffalo State College. Since undergrad, she has completed a year long residency, worked as an Art Director and a production screen printer, and participated in various art festivals. in 2014, she packed her bags to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. She has recently graduated and is continuing to make sculptural work while being an Elementary Art Teacher for Derby Public schools.