Emma is a doctoral candidate in musicology at UC Santa Barbara where her research focuses on the electronic dance music scene in Los Angeles. Prior to arriving in Santa Barbara in 2011, Emma received her B.A. in music with a concentration in piano performance from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, graduating magna cum laude. While at Cal Poly she performed as an accompanist and was active in the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra as a pianist, harpsichordist, and percussionist. Emma has served as a teaching assistant for UCSB's undergraduate music history series, and has taught as a teaching assistant and teaching associate for the school’s undergraduate music appreciation course. She currently serves as the Lead TA for the UCSB music department and is the national student representative for the Pacific-Southwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society. She is active in UCSB’s graduate student government, serving as the chair of the University Center Governance Board, and is the advisor to the UCSB Music Production Club. Emma also teaches piano lessons (one of her greatest passions) to students between the ages of 5 and 45.