Emily is a New York City based writer whose work has appeared and received honors in various literary magazines and contests. Emily has written short stories, poems, screenplays, plays and songs, and has spent the last several years working on a collection of linked creative nonfiction essays. Emily also serves as the Nonfiction Editor for The Maine Review.
Emily has extensive experience as an educator in the fields of English and Creative Writing. In 2018, she founded the Figure Eight Writers' Workshop, a series of creative nonfiction classes for adults. In 2020, she expanded Figure Eight to include a creative writing camp for adolescents. Additionally, she works as a 1:1 mentor for writers working on creative or formal projects.
Since 2013, Emily has also worked as a private English tutor and learning specialist in New York City, supporting a range of adolescent and adult students in writing, reading, generalized homework help and organization skills. She also has extensive experience working with students on their college entrance essays. From 2005-2013, she taught high school English and served as Chair of the English Department at the Churchill School and Center, a school for students with learning disabilities.
Emily’s experience working with diverse learners has taught her that flexibility, empathy and openness are the keys to effective teaching. She is especially skilled at making complex topics accessible and at identifying the unique needs of each student.
Emily holds a BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Middlebury College, an MA in English Education from Columbia University Teachers College and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.