Healing ARts and Prevention Intern
Emily is excited to be part of the Rape Recovery Centers clinical and prevention teams as an art specialist this fall. Currently in her final semester at Westminster College, she will be completing a custom multidisciplinary BA in Public Health Education with an emphasis in using the arts in the prevention, intervention, and treatment of sexual violence. Over the past four years, Emily has partnered with the RRC, as well as other local nonprofits like the Children's Center, Healing Through Art, Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Safe Harbor Crisis Center, The Utah Infertility Resource Center, and Utah Voices for Children to help community members explore past traumas, identity, and emotional expression through writing and the arts.
Emily has had the unique opportunity to live in Illinois, Ohio, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Baltimore, and Arizona before calling Utah her home. Her experiences around the world, as well as serving her community in Utah, have taught Emily that everyone wants to be loved, accepted, and understood. Her hope is to allow others to experience the same peace and healing she has discovered through art, as well as encourage education, understanding, and community action.
In her free time, Emily loves sketching on site, drawing, playing music, painting, being outside, admiring the seasons, experimenting with new foods, making messes, and spending time quality time with loved ones. She currently lives in Bountiful with her wonderful husband, sister, brother-in-law, and their three adorable dogs.