Emma is the manager for external relations at America Achieves. Before joining America Achieves, Emma was a political appointee at the U.S. Department of Education, where she worked to expand school-based health services and became part of a core team working on the Every Student Succeeds Act and regulations. Previously, Emma worked for Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on his Judiciary Committee staff with a portfolio centered on civil rights. Emma holds a MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School and BA with honors from Wesleyan University.