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Emma is an Ojai, CA native, she graduated from Nordhoff High School and then went on to earn her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. During college she found her passion for nonprofit work, with an emphasis in fundraising and development, while working at Make A Wish Mississippi.

She started her career in the healthcare field in the office of development at Mississippi’s only children’s hospital. There she continued to build her skills and knowledge of fundraising for healthcare organizations.

Emma has seen the impact diabetes has on people’s lives, as her paternal grandmother has lived with type 1 diabetes for the last fifty years and her maternal grandmother lived with type 2 diabetes for fifteen years.