Emily is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner. Prior to this she was spokeswoman for Young America’s Foundation. She is a graduate of The George Washington University (GW) where she studied political science and creative writing. During her time at GW, Emily served for two years as president of the school’s YAF chapter.
Under Emily’s tenure, GW YAF hosted a number of high-profile campus speakers including Senator Rick Santorum, Herman Cain, Katie Pavlich, and Congressman Sean Duffy.
On multiple occasions, the chapter received national media attention for defending conservative values. After the GW Student Association attempted to mandate sensitivity training in the spring of 2015, GW YAF successfully defended the free speech rights of all students. Liberal student organizations quickly branded the chapter a “hate group” and demanded the university revoke YAF’s funding. GW YAF’s battle for free speech caught the attention of major media outlets, including Fox News, Breitbart, and the Washington Times.
As the chapter’s leader, Emily pushed GW YAF to hold a variety of activism events—including a GPA redistribution video and the Cemetery of the Innocents—which were covered by the national media as well. Emily successfully expanded GW YAF’s size and influence on campus by increasing membership, earning more funding from the university, and utilizing the power of new media.
Emily, a native of southeastern Wisconsin, was introduced to Young America’s Foundation after tuning into a livestream of the National Conservative Student Conference as a high school student. Upon arriving at GW in 2011, Emily quickly joined the university’s YAF chapter and remained involved until her graduation in 2015. Her writing has been published by major think tanks and conservative media outlets. Emily has also worked as a researcher at AEI where she served as Christina Hoff Sommers’ intern for two years.