Emily joined our Mission-Haiti team in 2017 after graduating from Augustana University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and minors in English as a New Language and Ready. Currently Emily is our English teacher in 3rd grade at JAKAC. Emily grew up in Chisago City, Minnesota.
“Why I serve with Mission-Haiti”:
"Like many other students in college, I was unsure of exactly what I wanted to do with my life but I knew that I had a passion for people, for mentoring and fostering relationships with those younger than me, and for Jesus. As I pursued an education degree, I found myself drawn toward the idea of teaching in a non-traditional setting where my students could be more than just students to me. After a couple of trips to Haiti, and a whole lot of prayer, I knew this was where I needed to be. I feel so fortunate to be a part of what God is doing through JAK Academy and still can't believe I get to spend everyday loving on these little humans."