A native of Las Vegas, Emma graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa with a B.A. in International Relations and minors in French and Economics. After graduation, she traveled to Temanggung, Central Java, Indonesia to teach English with the Fulbright Program. After a formative year of teaching, Emma chose to continue her career in education at Dawson with the Distance Education Program. When she isn't at school, Emma can be found with her nose in a book, running, hiking, or spending time with her family.