Emily has worked with NPR member stations since 2007. Before joining the NHPR staff, she served as local host for All Things Considered as well as Director of Business and Foundation Support for KUSP, Central Coast Public Radio in Santa Cruz, CA. While living in Santa Cruz she also hosted 2 weekly music programs Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Free Radio Santa Cruz) and Taste of Honey (KUSP). Wanting to be closer to her family and her New England roots, she accepted a job working for WRNI, Rhode Island Public Radio working primarily in Corporate Underwriting Development. Emily graduated from University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2004. She is an avid lover of soul music and a (not so) closet lover of pledge drives.