Emilie was born and raised in Kansas City and educated primarily in California. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California and a philosophy degree from Pomona College. She's worked as a reporter, contributor, web producer and editor in the past for various outlets including but not limited to Marketplace, KCUR, San Francisco Weekly, The San Francisco Examiner, The Los Angeles Times and KQED. The most fun story she reported was probably the one about the Integratron and Giant Rock in the Southern California desert.
She also has worked as a teacher in an alternative middle & high school and as a writer for a website that promotes Las Vegas events. She likes documentaries, comedy, the forest, nice dogs, and bodies of water.