Emily grew up in Ankeny, Iowa and attended her local youth group from 6th-12th grade. She heard the gospel clearly in 8th grade and understood the weight of the cross and her need for salvation. At ISU, Emily joined Salt Company and fell more in love with Jesus through the community He provided for her throughout college. Since then, Emily has traveled to China, got her degree in Advertising and Communication Studies, has lead middle school girls, and has been a basketball coach. Currently, Emily is pursuing her Masters in Theological Studies. She enjoys reading multiple books at a time, doing puzzles on the weekends, binge watching The Office, and eating Mexican food regularly.