Before joining Prophet, Emma worked in rural Tanzania for the Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT or Orkeeswa School), originally joining the organization as a Princeton in Africa fellow. An education organization, IEFT focuses on providing quality holistic education to underserved Maasai communities in the region. Emma worked as the Scholarship and Communications Coordinator for IEFT, interviewing, photographing and writing about students and the community to share the stories of the school and grow the scholarship program. In addition,
Emma worked to develop the strategy for a seven-year Life Skills Curriculum, a course taken by the entire student body that covers a range of topics from sexual health to leadership skills.
Emma graduated from Bowdoin College in 2016, receiving a degree in Government and Legal Studies with a focus in International Relations.