Emily was born and raised in eastern North Carolina and has spent the past five years living in Providence. She is a proud graduate of Salem College, one of the oldest women’s colleges in the nation where she studied art history, studio art and worked very closely with a local community based organization. She received her masters degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she studied Art Education with a focus on community arts education. She considers herself an amature artist – someone who is always learning and never becomes an expert. Previously she worked with New Urban Arts as the Interim Office Manager and as an Artist Mentor. Currently she is the Student Program Coordinator for Rhode Island Campus Compact. She is excited and looking forward to being back at New Urban Arts and working with the Studio Team Advisory Board.