Emily received her Ph.D. in 2015 from the Educational Theory and Policy Program in the Department of Education Policy Studies at Penn State. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Her work uses historical and qualitative methods, as well as social network analysis, to understand the changing nature of strategies for educational equity. Recent projects have explored how educational systems, schools, and teachers negotiate the tension between standardization and differentiation in the context of the Common Core State Standards, and the varied strategies state education agencies are using to support standards implementation. She is a recipient of a Small Research Grant and a Conference Grant from the Spencer Foundation. The research appears in the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Policy, Review of Research in Education, and AERA Open, among others.