Emma is a junior transfer student studying sociology at UC Santa Barbara. Initially, she studied at Syracuse University, doing everything from hiking in the Adirondacks to joining a sorority. Following this, she took a year off to write and self-publish her YA novel, as well as work in a doll store (it was a cool year). Emma has always been enthralled by the written word. Her favorite authors include Chris Crutcher, Libba Bray, and Abraham Verghese. She can be found reading, writing, or baking sourdough bread from her sourdough starter, Betsy Ross.