Emily Shank studied psychology at Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia. She has extensive experience working with mental health programs, including facilitating group therapy sessions, providing bereavement support through a hospice program, and volunteering with an equine therapy program. During her time at EMU, Emily was active in the Psychology Club and Women’s Association. Emily also loved to bake, read mystery novels, and win Scrabble games. She served at Manchester Academic Charter School.