Emily was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She began her journey in the field of special education as a paraprofessional in a therapeutic day school for children with autism. After finding her passion for helping others, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Special Education at Lewis University. After graduating, she moved to Orange County and received her Special Education Credential in moderate/severe disabilities. She is currently pursuing her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. She is very passionate about the PVP mission and looks forward to watching her students become independent and grow.