Emma studied Political Science and Economics at SUNY New Paltz. During school, she had the opportunity to intern with NYS Assemblymember Jonathan G. Jacobson as well as working as a summer English instructor at a catholic school in the City of Newburgh. Emma has always known she wanted a career in public service and knew VISTA would be a good start. VISTA is a national service program dedicated to ending poverty and building capacities between nonprofits and public agencies. Emma got connected to AlbanyCanCode through the Siena ACE department and loved the mission and work of AlbanyCanCode.