Emma was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in Fishers. She received her Bachelor’s degree in English and History from Indiana University Bloomington, and her Master’s in History and Literature from Columbia University. She completed the degree at their Paris campus, taking additional courses at the École normale supérieure. She comes to 826 Boston with a passion for education and experience teaching high school French at home in Fishers and high school English abroad in Aurillac, France. She has also worked in publishing and written and edited for multiple magazines, newspapers, and academic journals. Her favorite things are novels, musical theatre, and BTS.