Emaurie was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She eventually moved to Skokie and attended Niles North High School where she graduated and received an award of recognition for outstanding academic achievement from National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). During her time at North, she independently studied and co-directed “We the People,” written and directed by Tyrone Phillips. “We the People” sheds light on expression, intersectionality, and racial equality upon high school students within the time period after the presidential election of 2016. She also was a member of the STEP club as creator and captain, president of DREAM (Discovering Resourceful ways and Encouraging Alliances & Mentorship amongst women of color), an athlete on the varsity track and field team, solo vocalist, tutor for RISE, and a local thespian of Niles North Theatre. She plans to study with a double major in Fine Arts and Liberal Arts. In her free time she enjoys drawing, song writing, playing piano, bike riding, and spending time with family and friends. She plans to attend Columbia College in Chicago and transfer to Howard University in Washington D.C. Emaurie aspires to one day be an entrepreneur in the music industry, communications, and business and is excited to learn and advocate for young women of color in Chicago.