As a sixth-generation Montanan, grit, fortitude, and advocacy are the bedrock of Emily’s character. Starting at a young age, Emily was determined to help others and make the world a better place. Throughout her life, both locally and internationally, she has worked with grassroots organizations centered around the most under-resourced individuals. While attending Montana State University, Emily mentored at-risk children in Bozeman, tutored immigrant children while studying abroad in southern France, and conducted annual research in a village in the high Atlas Mountains of Morocco, where she lived and worked with the local women and children. Emily graduated with honors from Montana State University with degrees in French and Global, Multicultural Studies, and minors in Political Science and Gender Studies.
Following graduation, Emily moved to Paris, France, where she became fluent in French and completed courses in conflict resolution with the United Nations, followed by some time in Washington, D.C. where she worked for an anti human-trafficking organization. Most recently, Emily has served as a court-appointed Guardian Ad Litem in Bozeman, where she learned the value of active listening, vigorous advocacy, and holistic collaboration in a legal capacity. She wants to become a lawyer to be better positioned to continue working with individuals facing life-changing realities.
Emily is currently a law student at Gonzaga University School of Law, where she recently completed her first year. She was invited to be a student representative in the Dean’s Advisory Group, where she regularly meets with the Dean of the Law School to share the concerns and needs of the student body and trouble-shoot solutions. She is excited to join Fang Law Firm as a Law Clerk, where she hopes to continue helping those in their times of need.