Emma was born in Edmonton and, since moving back a few years ago, has been delighted to discover such a vibrant and community-oriented city. Emma holds a degree in law and a doctorate in music. She previously performed and taught as a violinist across Canada and the United States.
Emma initiated a free community chamber music series, and other activities include coaching soccer, volunteering on community boards, and bringing speakers to Edmonton to present on broad topics of social engagement. Additional projects support Indigenous persons, women, children, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and low-income individuals. She lives in Old Strathcona, where her two young sons keep her outside as much as possible. Emma loves to walk, read, and garden.