Emily is originally from Denver, but grew up in Canada and Bolivia before returning to Colorado to earn her BA in international political economy from Colorado College. After completing her Master’s degree in public health at Boston University, she spent several years working as a public health researcher in Boston and later in the California Bay Area. Most recently, she ran a behavioral intervention aimed at preventing anxiety, stress, and depression in the mothers of preterm infants. After getting to work on several amazingly impactful projects, she came to understand the power of designing effective interventions, and decided to seek a Ph.D. in Health Communication to further this goal. Her primary area of interest is in maternal child health, focused on health disparities and social and cultural determinants of health.