Emma has experience working in both historical research and archival administration. She holds a Masters of Science from Simmons University in Boston, with a concentration in archival management. Her undergraduate degree is in history, with a minor in business administration. It was during undergrad that Emma developed her belief that understanding organizational history is an often underutilized asset of many institutions, both service organizations and businesses alike.
She served as archivist at Maryville University, a college with a Catholic heritage, for five years. During her tenure, the archives not only expanded in physical size, but in its level of access and usefulness to the university community. She developed interactive exhibits for homecoming, led the product development and marketing of a “throwback sweatshirt” through the university’s bookstore, and spearheaded the multi-department development of an artificial intelligence tour of campus, which proved indispensable through COVID. Emma’s passion is to bring archival materials to use and benefit an organization’s contemporary members. She envisions archival collections as sources of inspiration to fundraising and marketing campaigns, integral to any community.
While serving as a genealogy reference assistant at the St. Louis County Library, she joined The Daughters of the American Revolution in 2014. She currently serves as her chapter’s Registar, helping prospective applicants join the DAR and assisting with ancestral and family history research and documentation. Emma is currently on the board of the Carondelet Historical Society and the Young Friends Council of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Emma is a member in good standing with the Academy of Certified Archivists.