A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Emily recently returned to Albuquerque after a nine year absence. Emily attended Sandia Preparatory School and went on to Macalester College. Emily received a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology and an emphasis in women’s studies. Emily graduated magna cum laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Emily was president of Psi Chi, the psychology honor’s society while at Macalester. Upon graduation, Emily re-located to Arizona where she earned her master’s degree in social work and was a member of Phi Alpha, the social work honor’s society. Emily worked in child welfare with at-risk children and families in Arizona until her return to Albuquerque. When not tutoring or caring for her infant son, Emily enjoys reading, the outdoors and finding grammatical errors.