Emily was born and raised on a Registered Angus farm near Hutchinson, Kansas. She graduated from Haven High School in 2002. She attended Hutchinson Community College for biology before transferring to the University of Kansas. Emily graduated from KU in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology. Upon moving to Southwest Kansas, she worked at Kearny County Hospital as she attended nursing school at Garden City Community College. While attending nursing school, she received the Academic Leadership Award for exceptional grades and encouragement of her peers. Emily has a passion for agriculture and youth activities.