Coach Emily became involved in gymnastics and dance at the age of five, and swimming at the age of 10. During high school, Emily chose to focus solely on Gymnastics. She competed all four years at Niles West High School. After finishing her last year of gymnastics as captain of her high school team, Emily chose to go back to her dancing roots and danced for Elmhurst College.

She is currently studying at North Park University, pursuing an English Literature degree. Emily has a passion for teaching and reading; she aspires to be a high school teacher.