Emily is a Boulder transplant who grew up on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Her time in Hawaii fostered a strong appreciation and curiosity for different peoples, foods, and cultures. This passion for learning about the world led her to pursue and receive a B.A. in International Relations with a minor in Mandarin Chinese from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Emily has a serious love for Asian culture and even spent a year living in Shanghai, China to study and travel throughout Southeast Asia; she hopes to move back there one day. Until then, she continues to take advantage of everything Colorado has to offer! Currently, she is a part of the tech industry, like many other Boulderites, and works at Zayo Group as an IT Operations Analyst. When Emily isn't trying to unlock all of the mysteries of the IT world, you can find her enjoying the great outdoors with friends, going on adventures with her camera, and of course, sitting on a patio while trying every beer that the Boulder breweries have to offer.