Emma has competed as a member of the Clements FFA quiz and floriculture teams since her freshman year and served as an officer for 2 years. She has also founded a crochet club at her school to share her hobby with her peers. Emma plans on majoring in Food Science and is deciding between Texas A&M, Louisiana State University, and California Polytechnic State University. She hopes to create innovative food products in the future, incorporating flavors from around the world to satiate her never-ending hunger.
During her time in the GT Mentorship Program, she visited each of her sites once a week. While she was there, she interacted with members of the surrounding community, planted seeds, and learned how to run a local farm. Emma learned to consider the preferences of certain demographics based on their familiarity with an endless variety of produce, as well as decided the optimal time to plant each product based on the season. Her favorite part about her experience was watching the growth in her plants, her peers, and herself. Although the changes were incremental and often unnoticeable, they amounted to something worth the time and energy it took to ripen.