Born and raised in Las Vegas, Emi was accepted into the Engelstad Scholarship Program and attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). During her time as an undergraduate, she worked with a variety of non-profits that focused on individuals and communities in need of support. She began as a volunteer with her local Boys and Girls Club and then acted as the lead magazine editor for a non-profit organization that serves fostered youth in the Las Vegas community. In 2019, Emi graduated from UNLV with a Bachelor of Arts in English and joined the team at Barnes Law Group shortly after. With a passion for helping people and a zest for new challenges, Emi enjoys her fast-paced and dynamic work as a paralegal at a firm that values compassion and professionalism.