Emily graduated from James Madison University in 2011 with a B.A. in political science and a minor in studio art. As an undergraduate, Emily served as chairman of the JMU College Republicans and interned for the United States Senate in addition to interning for Regnery Publishing. Prior to joining FIRE, Emily worked at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, promoting the conservative intellectual movement on America’s college campuses. Emily’s belief in the importance of the free and open exchange of ideas, especially at universities, is just one reason she is happy to be at FIRE.