Emily is a writer, artist, curator, consultant, helper, and person with a day job because those first several things don’t pay that great. She honed her creative writing chops at Alfred University under the tutelage of the incredibly patient Ben Howard and the incredibly flippant Michael McDonough, then made the totally reasonable decision to get her Master’s in Art Gallery & Museum Studies in Manchester, England, where she wrote a dissertation about Decorative Arts that she’s extremely proud of, even if she still gets nightmares that someone will ask her what said dissertation is about.*
Because nobody told Emily that a career in museums in the United States is only successfully realized if one has a trust fund, or at the very least, a car to live out of, she has built her career in academia, first in the Fine Arts, and most recently in Engineering. Working in these two disciplines is more similar than either discipline would like to admit.
Emily is currently writing on a podcast called Wade. She originally thought about calling the podcast Working Stuff Out, then decided that was too cumbersome to say, so she changed the name of the podcast to her last name–a verb describing the act of walking awkwardly through knee-high water. Which felt right.
Emily is not a great swimmer.