Emy is a life-long resident of the City of Elizabeth. She arrived in the United States from Peru at the age of six. She graduated from Elizabeth High School in 2010, formerly known as Upper Academy, in the top 1% of her graduating class. In 2013, she graduated from Union County College with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and had the privilege of representing the graduates as the Student Commencement Speaker.
After graduation, Emy served as the Student Representative to the Union County College Board of Trustees, while attending Seton Hall University, where she graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. While in college, Emy interned at the NJ Department of State and the NJ State House; she also interned at the Training Bureau of the NJ Office of Homeland Security and State Preparedness, where she developed online training modules for individuals and first responders to prepare for and respond to various emergency incidents.
Emy currently serves as the Vice President of Peruvians for Progress, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Union County. She is the Chair the Union County Young Democrats Latino Caucus, and is an active Board Member at LUPE Fund, Inc., where she also serves as the Chair of the Membership Committee. She is a proud EOF Scholar, alumna of the America Needs You program, Servant Leader Scholar at Seton Hall, and a committee member of the NJ Young Democrats Latino Caucus and the Union County College Young Alumni Council.
Emy is a certified tutor and has dedicated over six semesters tutoring college students in multiple subjects. She strongly believes in the power of education; she has served as a ‘Role Model’ for HISPA (Hispanic Inspiring Students' Performance and Achievement), giving lectures and presentations on the importance of obtaining a college education, through the sharing of her story, to middle- and high-school students living in low-income, at-risk school districts. Emy advocates for immigrants' rights through mentorship, participation in rallies and pro-immigrants programs.
She currently serves as the Director of Community Relations and Legislative Aide to NJ’s 20th District legislator, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano.