Emma is an Economics student in South Africa. She was born in the USA, but grew up between Mexico and South Africa.
Emma is an intersectional feminist with a passion for education, activism and social entrepreneurship. In high school, she was a member of the South African National Debating team for four consecutive years. As a university student, she got involved with the Thethani Debating League (TDL), a development agency that teaches critical thinking, persuasiveness and general knowledge through the medium of competitive debate in under-resourced high schools. She is now the Chairperson of Ubunye, the umbrella organization that includes TDL, as well as a tutoring and mentoring wings. After becoming disillusioned with the donor-dependent framework of traditional NGO's, she started working with Laulima Partners, a two-woman start up designed to enhance the appreciation, recognition and utilization of the South African social economy.