She liked our commitment to working collaboratively across disciplines and with our clients. We liked her experience – including an internship at Thirst in Chicago, where Rick Valicenti mentored her (“Hire Emily!” was his unequivocal recommendation, given begrudgingly after she decided the Windy City wasn’t for her). And her comfort level experimenting with different media. And her mad conceptual skills. Oh, and her fashion sense. Short story: Match made in Michigan. On her days off, you can find Emily daytripping with boyfriend Rob, searching out adventure in the underexplored nooks and crannies of her beloved home state.