Emily is a trained researcher, writer, facilitator, teacher, and registered social worker with nearly two decades of experience leading diverse groups. She has been on the UARR board since 2016. Her work teaching adult ESL, particularly at Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto, and her more recent study of Black and Indigenous history and culture in Canada, inform her interest in how—and for whom—this country has been constructed. She has worked with Community Living Toronto, CultureLink, COSTI Immigrant Services, CAMH, the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), and the Wellesley Institute to improve supports and services for immigrants and refugees to Canada. She holds an honours B.A. in English literature from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. In 2016, she received her Master of Social Work with a specialization in social justice and diversity from the University of Toronto, and also completed the Collaborative Graduate Program in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs.