Clinical Fellow, Columbia University
Emily was born in Montreal, Quebec, but grew up in rural Connecticut. After completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Hispanic Studies at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, Emily moved to New York City to gain clinical experience as a research coordinator at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Emily’s diverse experiences with patients at MSKCC reinforced her passion for helping people and ultimately led her to Columbia School of Social Work, where she is currently pursuing her Master’s.
In her first year at Columbia School of Social Work, Emily interned at a public elementary school in Harlem, NY where she worked with students in temporary housing and their families. In this role, Emily provided clinical counseling and family support across a range of issues, such as food and housing instability, academics, and peer relations. Emily also dedicates her time to volunteering as a Crisis Counselor with Crisis Text Line, where she engages with individuals experiencing a spectrum of personal crises. Emily has felt greatly fulfilled in these roles and hopes to further pursue work with couples and young adults who are coping with depression and anxiety, as well as other difficult life experiences.
Emily has loved living in New York City and exploring the many things it has to offer. She especially enjoys spending time at Central Park, going to museums, and trying out different fitness studios. Emily is a passionate reader and also enjoys painting and yoga, which are some of her favorite forms of self-care. With her calm and compassionate demeanor, as well as empathetic listening, Emily strives to cultivate a therapeutic environment where clients will feel comfortable, safe, and heard.