Emily is a costume designer and technician originally from Iowa and is joining UMass from Nashville, Tennessee. She received a BA in Theatre: Design and Production from the University of Northern Iowa. Design credits include Every Brilliant Thing (Nashville Repertory Theatre), Tall Tales (Woven Theatre Collective), and Holes (Street Theatre Company). Assistant design credits include Shakespeare in Love (Nashville Repertory Theatre), and Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost, and The Taming of the Shrew (American Shakespeare Center). She has also been the Rentals Manager at Nashville Repertory Theatre.