Emma’s academic and leadership excellence earned her membership into Psi Chi, the Order of Omega, and Rho Lambda. Her senior research project, which one faculty member described as "strong and novel," examined the association between disordered eating, ADHD symptoms and cognitive functioning in college students. Another faculty member applauded Emma’s project by noting her presentation as "masterful" and her written manuscript as "one of the best." Emma also completed an internship working with children at Devereux Behavioral Health and worked with children with autism as a Registered Behavioral Technician. After graduating in December 2022, she began working as a Research Technician Associate in the Department of Psychiatry Neuropsychology at the University of Michigan. There she works full-time on multiple studies within the department, but primarily on the "Driving Study," which examines whether certain driving behaviors can predict cognitive decline in healthy adults. The hope is to find mechanisms for early intervention of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. At the completion of her gap year, she intends to apply to graduate school and obtain a PhD in clinical pediatric neuropsychology.