Although she is interested in working in public parks and gardens, Emily is also pursuing a theatre minor, which allows her to express her creative side. She serves as a resident assistant for freshman girls and worked with Freshman Forum as a sophomore advisor. In her junior year, Emily was elected Vice President of Public Relations for SGA. For her academic accomplishments, Emily received the Herbert McCullough Scholarship from the Department of Biology. She spent one Jan Term studying in the Peruvian Amazon with biology professor Larry Davenport.