Emma is a junior at Walter Payton in Chicago, Illinois. Emma started Bosnian Club at her school as a way to showcase her culture. She has been studying Chinese for 13 years, and hopes to one day go into politics and become an ambassador to China. In July of 2019, she attended the Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Summit, which brought together 25 girls from around the world to discuss issues from a feminist lens. This led her to found Ambitiously Empowered Voices, an initiative that starts student governments in elementary schools and empowers young girls to be leaders in their communities. Emma is also on the advisory council of SheVotesIL, an organization that works to increase the civic engagement of women in Illinois.