Originally from Oklahoma, Emily initially moved to New York to find employment in the theatre industry. She worked as a theatrical technician and wardrobe supervisor, even touring the US with a major production company before returning to school to pursue a degree in History. Emily has studied at Bennington College, Tulsa Community College, Pace University and now the City College of New York, where she is especially interested in frontier colonialism, legal history, and early American state-building. Her extracurricular interests include gaming and photojournalism. Emily intends to earn a PhD in History and hopes to teach university students while pursuing her own research goals.