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Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Emily is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology. She received her BFA in Professional Photographic Illustration with a focus on Advertising Photography along with a double minor in Entrepreneurship and Psychology in 2015.

She completed her graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2018 where she pursued an MDes degree in Graphic Design and is now excited to expand her width of knowledge and learn more about the world of design. 

Currently, Emily has relocated to Cortland, NY to test her abilities as the Digital Content Associate at the Cortland Standard.

She has a passion for food and travel, excited to spend her time on both interests whether it be baking or eating, at home or around the world. She has also picked up learning how to crochet and some goods can be found locally in Rochester, NY for sale at ShopOne. She's found a joy in crocheting and enjoys clearing her mind by making something fun with her hands. Special orders can be made by e-mail at emily@emilyau.com. 

CV available upon request / LinkedIn