A long time before Emily joined WFYI, she wore pantsuits everyday. After graduating college with a degree in Economics, she worked as a business consultant for the Department of Defense. Some years later, she retired her pantsuits for something more natural - headphones, a mic, and a recorder. She learned how to make radio at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Maine. After, she moved to an Alaskan island where she reported on fishing violations and one non-fatal sea lion attack. Once she filled up on smoked salmon, she launched, reported, and hosted a two year radio series about gun violence in Milwaukee called Precious Lives. The series was nominated for a Peabody Award. One of the stories won Best News Feature at Third Coast.