Emilie was born and raised in Kansas City and educated primarily in California. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California and a philosophy degree from Pomona College. She's worked as a reporter, contributor, web producer and editor for various outlets including but not limited to Marketplace, KCUR, San Francisco Weekly, The San Francisco Examiner, The Los Angeles Times and KQED.
She also has worked as a teacher in an alternative middle & high school and as a writer for a website that promotes Las Vegas events. She likes documentaries, comedy, the forest, nice dogs, and bodies of water.