Emily is from a small town in Northwest Ohio. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2017 with her Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Environmental Studies. Since then, Emily has had various jobs working with grasses throughout the West. Currently, she is pursuing her Master's degree in Range and Wildlife Management at Texas A&M University - Kingsville. Her research will involve determining which combinations of grasses and forbs are best fit for effective tall grass prairie restoration.