Emily is a Legislative Assistant with Michael Best Strategies. She conducts research, assists with communications related to key legislative, political, and regulatory issues, and performs daily operations to serve Michael Best Strategies’ clients.
Prior to joining Strategies, Emily was a Fellow for International Issues for the PCUSA Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C. In this role, Emily conducted research, analyzed federal legislation, reported on congressional hearings, and helped organize advocacy meetings on Capitol Hill. She also drafted letters to members of Congress and cabinet secretaries on behalf of the organization, planned ecumenical lobbying events, and assisted with the advocacy efforts of the Poor People’s Campaign.
While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Emily was a legislative intern for United States Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), where she drafted constituent correspondence, coordinated media activities such as press meetings, and provided general administrative support. She was also a research assistant at Presbyterian College, where she focused on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Earlier, Emily interned for a Florida gubernatorial candidate and assisted with donor outreach and database management. She also served as a two-term student body President at Presbyterian College.