Emily started playing chess competitively at a young age. She notably won the U.S. Junior Under 8 Championship (Open section) in 2010, the 2012 Pan-American Youth Championships (U10 Girls), and the 2016 North American U20 Girls Championship. She also won the Junior Girls Championship in 2016, and has competed in two U.S. Women’s Championships. Outside of chess, Emily enjoys swimming and playing the piano, and resides in Austin, Texas.