Emily graduated with a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she researched how the brain represents knowledge during language comprehension. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was an Evan’s Scholar and a Phi Beta Kappa scholar. Her master’s degree was awarded in Cognitive Psychology from the University of California, Riverside, where she researched the impact of second language learning and bilingualism on the mind and brain.
Through her training as a cognitive scientist, she has developed a strong foundation in research and data analysis, enabling her to extract meaningful insights from complex datasets. Her research has been published in leading journals as well as presented at scientific conferences. She believes that data-driven approaches are critical to address pressing challenges, and she is excited to leverage her expertise to create equitable solutions to benefit the American people.
Outside of work, Emily enjoys hiking and traveling with her dogs and her husband.
What Inspired You To Join The U.S. Digital Corps?
Emily loves adventure sports and has been skydiving, bungee jumping, canyoning, and white water rafting!