A native of Maryland, Emma graduated from Towson University in 2012 with a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Since graduation, she has practiced in neurosurgery, general surgery, urgent care, and primary care. Emma believes that knowledge is power and strives to educate patients about health maintenance, disease processes, and treatment options. She takes a whole-person approach and is passionate about her patients and their overall well-being. Just as she coached first-time marathon runners and was honored and privileged to see them succeed, Emma feels the same about partnering with her patients on their health journey. Emma lives on the Northern Oregon Coast. She loves the endless opportunities for recreation that the PNW offers. When she’s not hiking with her dogs, she can be found in the garden, kitchen, or reading a book. She also enjoys yoga, meditation, and Crossfit.