Emily graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008 with a degree in Environmental Studies, and was a middle school science teacher via Teach for America in Detroit, Michigan. During her undergraduate studies she developed a love for primates and an interest in primate evolution, ecology, and conservation. In the summer of 2012, she got her first taste of field research as a volunteer in southern Madagascar. Since her time at CICRA, she has started working as a field science educator for NatureBridge in Olympic National Park. When she does get some time to herself she enjoys knitting, running, reading, and being outside as much as possible.