Emily grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho and relocated to Utah to be near family. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner with fifteen years of mental health and psychiatric nursing experience. She is a 2019 graduate of Brigham Young University with her Master’s in Nursing. She also has a Master’s in Public Health which she has used to help address clean water and disaster recovery in the Dominican Republic as well as to solve local problems in Utah and Idaho. She is a volunteer with the American Red Cross Disaster Action team, responding to local and regional disasters and house fires.
She completed a Spanish-speaking internship with the Pan American Health Organization in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and a Spanish-speaking mission in Louisiana. She loves all things Cajun, Creole, and Caribbean. Her favorite foods are shrimp étouffée, rolled tacos, and mangú. She loves to cook for her family and friends; her specialties—café río pork pizza and rolled tacos.
Emily loves nature and is an avid hiker. She has hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon four times (and back up again). She also loves to learn new things and has recently taken up rockhounding and canyoneering. Her absolute favorite thing to do is spend time with family and friends. She is the favorite aunt of five nieces and ten nephews.
She is an advocate for mental health, public health, and nurse practitioner practice. She is an active member of the Utah Nurse Practitioners association where she serves on the legislative committee. She is also an active member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and its local Utah chapter. She is currently working to advance mental health nursing as a clinical instructor for BYU.