Emma is currently a nationally certified school psychologist in a local public school. After initially earning an undergraduate degree in special education, Emma began her teaching experience in a volunteer role in Managua, Nicaragua. She continued on in her role as an educator in public school settings in Florida and Indiana for five years and became increasingly interested in understanding diverse learning needs and developing classroom practices that fostered social-emotional skill development. Emma first arrived in Chicago to pursue a graduate degree in school psychology.
Emma relishes any opportunity to continue to develop her knowledge and practice as a school psychologist. She is passionate about issues related to access and equity in education. Emma is particularly interested in school practices apt to cultivate student resilience; she seeks out professional development related to mindfulness in schools, trauma-informed practices, restorative practices, and student's voice.