The candidate who will work with Harrisburg, not for Harrisburg.
The only special interests she will answer to are those of PA’s 28th district.
Emily moved to the Wexford community in 2010 with her husband Todd, their daughter Austen, and son Wyatt. Emily and her family were attracted to the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh by the quality of life and educational opportunities offered by the outstanding public schools. With her children enrolled in the North Allegheny school district, where they continue to thrive today, it did not take long to put down roots in such a welcoming area. Emily, Todd and their children, now students at Marshall Middle School and North Allegheny Intermediate High School, knew early on that this would be the family’s home for years to come. Along with their two cats, two dogs, (and yes, a snake!), they have enjoyed the incredible spectrum of activities and culture available to those fortunate enough to live or visit around the region.
Shortly after her arrival, Emily started a non-profit, No Crayon Left Behind, to simultaneously expand creative opportunities for under-served children and improve the environment by collecting gently used crayons from area restaurants that would have otherwise been thrown into landfills where they do not biodegrade. What started as a local charitable effort has now gone global as she receives crayons from restaurants, schools and other socially conscious individuals and organizations around the U.S. and distributes them not only to our neighbors in need, but to children and young adults overseas who have never had access to art supplies. To date, No Crayon Left Behind has taken what was once considered trash and delivered over a million of these crayons into the hands of people who can now experience the empowering impacts of self-expression and creativity.
Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, Emily was a successful screenwriter and director in Los Angeles, and she has continued to work in the field and bring the entertainment industry home to the Pittsburgh area. Emily was born and raised in New York and attended Columbia University and the University of California Los Angeles for graduate school.
Now, Emily is expanding her efforts to serve the community by putting her boundless energy and passion for bipartisan collaboration into running for Pennsylvania’s 28th legislative district in 2018. She is committed to ensuring that the Commonwealth’s lower and middle-class families have the healthcare, education, and economic conditions in which to not only survive, but actually thrive. She would consider it an honor and a privilege to respectfully represent ALL people in the increasingly diverse region of Pennsylvania which she is proud to call home.