Administrative Assistant II, Honors College
While Emily’s work keeps her involved with the campus community, she has yet another calling: DOGS! For over 5 years, Emily has rescued and fostered dogs from numerous unhealthy living situations. Currently, she provides a home to three beautiful Berger Picards, a rare breed of only 900 in the United States. Ethical leadership is an important part of Emily’s work, as she strives to preserve the Berger Picard breed. Preservation requires rigorous health monitoring and specialty knowledge to pass on good traits to future generations. Taking her ambitions to the next level, Emily has amassed connections with many Berger Picard owners across the nation and will be hosting the American Kennel Club National Specialty for the breed in 2022. Specialty dog shows are events that feature just a single breed, or the varieties of one breed. There are about 2,000 national, regional, and local specialty shows every year.
In addition, Emily is co-founder of the Ozarks Mischief Barn Hunt organization. Locally they will be hosting the national sport competitions during 2021, 2022, and 2023. Emily is driven by a powerful dog-loving community, which motivates her to succeed and continue planning national events for her Berger Picards. Overall, Emily dedicates herself to her animals while upholding ethical practices for all pets in her community. For her service efforts in living the public affairs mission, we raise our paws to Emily and congratulate her on being the February Public Affairs Staff Spotlight.