Born and raised in Miami, FL, Emely holds undergraduate degrees in political science and criminal justice from Florida International University. She pursued her Master’s in Public Health at the University of Miami, specializing her studies in health policy and research, and recently graduated from Miami Law with her JD.

Interested in public health law & policy, she’s worked for several public health focused organizations including the CDC’s Public Health Law Program, the U.S. Senate HELP Committee, and recently as a policy analyst for ASTHO’s State Health Policy team. She reestablished Miami Law’s Health Law Association and is an active leader in the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section.