Emily joined Junior State of America as Development Associate in April of 2023. Emily comes to JSA with a background in nonprofit development and fundraising. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in English, she worked at Seedling, a Central Texas nonprofit that leads a school-based mentoring program for children who have an incarcerated parent. Emily is passionate about working for organizations that have a youth-focused mission and give the next generation the resources they need to succeed in the future. Outside of work, Emily loves to cook, read, and volunteer at her local animal shelter.