Emma graduated with a 1st in Natural Sciences from Newnham College Cambridge and then was awarded the Joseph Hodges Choate Fellowship to study for a year at Harvard University. There she developed an interest in the health impacts of environmental pollution and went on to graduate with a Masters of Research in Environmental Management from York University.
She then had a 12 year career working in Environmental Management for UK government agencies including roles from Research Manager to Policy Advisor and topics from flooding to nanotechnology.
Since having children, she has volunteered at her local schools in a variety of roles including as a school Governor, a role she still holds, and has also tutored A level Biology. She loves travelling and has lived in the USA, Canada, and Switzerland as well as many different parts of the UK. In her free time, she loves to cycle, bake and plan themed birthday parties for her children.