A native to Oregon, moved to Bend in 2007 to purse education and outdoor fun. She first earned a certificate in massage therapy and then completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Oregon through the Cascades Campus in 2011. While pursing her degree she worked as an aide and massage therapist at multiple physical therapy clinics around Bend. She enjoyed helping people recover from their injuries and was greatly inspired by the physical therapists she worked with. These experiences were pivotal in making the decision to pursue further education in rehabilitation. In 2013, Emily moved to sunny Arizona to attend Northern Arizona University where she graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016.