After graduating from the Nicholas School in 2011, Emily received a NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Her placement was at the Engineer Research and Development Center at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where she supported navigation and environmental research and development initiatives including data integration, the development of performance metrics for the marine transportation system, research and development program priority setting, environmental restoration, and infrastructure maintenance and investments. Following the completion of her fellowship she joined the Institute for Water Resources (IWR) at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Biologist. She serves as a Project Manager and Technical Specialist on watershed management, environmental restoration, coastal protection, student hiring, and navigation initiatives at IWR.