Emily has always felt deeply tied to service and called to act upon the compounding effect it fundamentally has on the world. Her service stems from her belief that empowered people empower people. Emily’s primary service work in high school took the form of Stella and Luna, her non-profit that sold handmade jewelry and donated 100% of the profits to domestic violence shelters in Los Angeles. Through supporting the legal assistance and prevention programs that these shelters offered, she was able to leverage her passion for entrepreneurship to positively impact a demographic she cares deeply about.
Since joining the Ingram Scholars Program, Emily has had the opportunity to continue serving this population of survivors of domestic violence by serving with the Mary Parrish Center in Nashville. Her work exposed her more to the onsite responsibilities of domestic violence shelters and solidified her passion for empowering women in her community.
Being a member of the Ingram Scholars Program is an honor Emily does not take lightly. She hopes that the opportunities and mentorship this program offers in conjunction with her academic pursuits in computer science will allow her to create lasting positive change.