Emily earned her B.S. of Kinesiology from The Penn State University and has worked as a performance coach since. She then earned a M.S. of strength and conditioning at UCCS and is currently a doctoral student at UCCS in the Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy program. Emily's research interests involve investigating gender bias in the strength and conditioning field. She has been a research assistant for the CCSS since she started her doctoral program. Outside of academia, Emily is a strength and conditioning coach at UCCS and competes in powerlifting.