Emily graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Journalism. While still in college, she launched online music magazine Vinyl Mag and ran it from her bedroom after class and on weekends. The outlet now runs with a student staff as an official Music Business Program magazine at UGA, and Emily remains the Editorial Director. In addition to her work at Vinyl Mag, Emily moved to New York City and served as the Emerging Music/Multimedia Editor at Paste Magazine, where she was in charge of coverage on up-and-coming artists as well as booking and producing all Live at the Paste Studio sessions. She has done freelance writing and production for Noisey, COLLiDE, Entertainment Voice, and STYLECASTER and currently serves as the Indie/Alt Music Editor at YouTube Music and Google Play Music.