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Emily (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, community-engagement practitioner, and educator residing in Sonoma County, California (although she is a proud East Coast native).  She obtained her BA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia and a MA (with a focus on Creative Writing) from Sonoma State University in California where she is currently an  English Professor. She also has served as the Writing Center’s Faculty Director at the Learning and Academic Resource Center. Emily is an active Community Engagement Facilitator, a current 2024 Face of SSU, an Educational Enhancement Award and Koret Scholar recipient. Emily's ongoing collaborative installation project titled ReVisibility will receive its third reception at SSUs Library Gallery in Fall of 2024.

Personal History

Important facets of her personal history that have shaped how she views the world include her Jewish heritage, her survival from addiction and identity as a “recovering” person of over 23 years, her embodiment of sex-positivity and pansexuality, her love of physicality, and her roles as a proud parent and partner. She has a wholehearted commitment to a life focused on altruistic citizenship and evolving towards being the best human she can be. Also, she has a pretty great sense of humor.

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Can I Hire You?

To book Emily for a speaking engagement, conference, consulting for your course, or a community writing or art-based project please use the Contact Form. 
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