Emily is starting her fifth year as one of the campus ministers. She grew up in the Archdiocese of Dubuque in Masonville (near Manchester) and attended the University of Northern Iowa. There she studied World Religions and discerned her vocation of married life and of ministry. She then went to Loyola University Chicago and obtained a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies. She has been married for six wonderful years to her husband, Eric, an Iowa State grad. They have one son, Maximilian, and another baby due in July. They all love board games, reading, and walking their dog, Chester.