While studying at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Emily began working for the Disability Resource Center (DRC) as a student assistant and volunteered as a mentor for the MoSAIC program. In 2012, she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in both History and Women's Studies and continued working at the Disability Resource Center.

Emily’s experience working with college students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) varies from Peer Mentor, Life Coach to Academic Coach and now she is working with colleagues to develop an outstanding and experience-proven curriculum for first-year college students with ASD.

Emily has enhanced the DRC Academic Coaching program. She recently completed her Master's degree in Special Education December 2015.