Midwestern born and raised, Emily attended The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, School for Film/TV. She has performed duties in all aspects of the entertainment industry from writing, producing and script editing, to performing and directing; but she has a special passion for being in the spotlight.
An alumni of Girl Be Heard (formally Project Girl Performance Collective), Emily has become a well spoken public figure for female empowerment and raising self-confidence in young women around the world. As a fan of women (& humans in general) being treated fairly, Emily has worked with organizations such as Girl Be Heard, The United Nations Foundation, Girl Up, and Differences Magazine using performing as a way to empower, inspire, and raise awareness on topics that young women deal with but sometimes may have difficulty discussing.
She has performed her original work at The New Jersey State Theater, The Chicago State Theater, and even The White House in Washington, D.C. She has been seen on PBS, TED talks, and featured on German National News Network, ARD. She is also a singer/songwriter/musician who plays the acoustic guitar, ukulele, flute, and piccolo and loves to write and perform her quirky and honestly heartfelt lyrics. Her original music has also been heard around the US at coffee shops, theaters, and concert halls as well as on radio stations in New York, Canada, and the UK that broadcast around the world. In 2013 she was invited to Toronto, Canada to perform at the IndieWeek Music Festival after winning 2012 American Musician of the Year from an independent radio station. During her time in Toronto she was featured in INTune Magazine. Emily enjoys performing, especially her original work, and using her music and voice to inspire anyone willing to listen.
Emily tries her best to live from a state of positivity and to encourage and inspire others to do the same.