Born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee, Emma reigns from a long line of Kingsport natives. This longtime Kingsport lineage inspired a love of the area and appreciation for the strong community. She graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School, but still enjoys cheering for The Tribe on Friday nights in the Fall.
Her college career began at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She attended UT for two years, before transferring back to East Tennessee State University to pursue a Psychology degree. Emma graduated in May 2013, with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a concentration in Child Psychological Science.
Throughout her college career, she worked in the retail field for The Limited Brands holding various positions from Sales Associate to Category Supervisor. Her four years of experience working with the public grew and prepared her for many future endeavors.