Emma graduated magna cum laude from Yale College in 2016 with a B.A. in History. She is a citizen of the US, the UK, and the Republic of Ireland. Emma was born in New York City and moved to London, UK when she was ten, where she attended St Paul’s Girls’ School. She returned to the US to attend Yale, where she wrote her undergraduate History thesis on Irish nationalist involvement in the American antislavery movement, earning honors in the major. She spent a semester abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France, where she took classes at Sciences Po, and a summer abroad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
After graduation she worked for two years at Credit Suisse in New York City as a macroeconomic credit analyst and a leveraged finance research analyst on the Fixed Income trading floor. Following her time at Credit Suisse, Emma received an M.A. in History with merit from the University of Oxford, where she focused her studies on transnational connections between the Irish and American civil rights movements. An avid comedy fan, Emma was a performer in the Yale improv troupe Just Add Water and the Oxford improv troupe the Oxford Imps. She is highly proficient in French and conversational in Spanish.