Emily

Birthday
March 30th
When did you start pole dancing
2016
Dance Background
Almost none, except for ballet lessons when I was really little! I've never been a natural at dance, but I love challenging myself.
Teaching Style
It's important to me to meet people where they are
Favorite Pole Move
Plank
Nemesis Move
Fireman to arch
Favorite TV Show
The Leftovers
Favorite Movie
Any music documentary
Favorite Book
The Handmaid's Tale
Hobbies/Interests
Bouldering, art, volunteering, cooking, reading, walking my pup
Favorite Place to Travel
To the east coast to see my friends!
Day job
I'm a postdoctoral researcher in psychology. I study recovery from trauma and how to best support trauma survivors. I also see a (very) small number of patients for therapy, and am mostly focused on treating PTSD using short-term, evidence-based treatments.
Fun Fact
I seriously considered becoming a tattoo artist instead of going to grad school
Favorite Quote
“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.” -Anaïs Nin