Emma quickly became interested in archaeology from a young age, as she would excavate cow graveyards on her family farm. She graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2021 with her Bachelor of Arts in anthropology with an emphasis in archaeology. She is currently working on obtaining her master’s degree in Project Management from the University of Alaska. Emma joined the Drayton Archaeology team in May 2022. Her passions outside of archaeology include embroidery, reading, and traveling.