EmmaLeah grew up in a small town outside of Madison, Wisconsin and is completing her senior year at American University, focusing on international studies and justice. Her love of foreign languages started while she was growing up in a multilingual household. EmmaLeah continued her studies of Spanish and German throughout high school and college. She has also pursued Arabic study through the NSLI-Y program in Muscat and the CLS program in Amman. She is currently trying to teach herself Portuguese and Danish. After graduation, she hopes to work in a field relating to increasing the accessibility of foreign language education and promoting international education.