Emily received her B.A. in Theatre Performance from Susquehanna University and her M.F.A in Theatre Performance Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is also in the process of obtaining her certification in Chekhov technique through MICHA. Prior to attending graduate school she worked as a teaching artist in Philadelphia, PA. Emily taught theatre to children ages 3 through 18 with multiple companies such as Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, and Wolf Performing Arts Center. During her time as a graduate student she had the pleasure of teaching Intro to Performance and Fundamentals of Performance as well as assistant direct Spring Awakening.