Emma grew up on a small island in Washington State that instilled in her a deep appreciation for environment and community. Her travels around Europe as a teenager inspired her to seek a BA in International Studies from the University of Washington, with an emphasis on Environmental Studies. Through UW, she spent a summer in Iceland studying economy, culture, and environment. Her studies, combined with two years as a DJ with UW's Rainydawg Radio, led to a position as Director of Artist and Musician Relations with Seattle nonprofit One Day's Wages (ODW). Here, she cultivated partnerships with artists in the community on behalf of ODW, working together to raise awareness and funds to alleviate extreme global poverty. Now, after two years of teaching English in South Korea, Emma has come to Arizona to pursue further NGO work through the MDP, focusing primarily on education, social justice, and sustainability.