Emily started playing chess competitively at a young age. She notably won the U.S. Junior Under 8 Championship (Open section--both girls and boys) in 2010 and at the same time, reached a 1500 Elo rating.
Emily is currently the reigning U.S. Junior Girls’ Champion. Entering the tournament last year as an underdog, she had an impressive win against the top seed, Maggie Feng, and finished clear first with a score of 6.5/9. This earned her a spot in the 2017 U.S. Women’s Championship, where she drew against a former U.S. Women’s Champion, Nazi Paikidze.