About Emily

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The most important lesson I learned as a child is one that still drives me today: Our communities make us stronger, and I owe it to my community to give back.

Kansas City has given me a lot: an education, a career and many opportunities to pursue my passion for political advocacy. 

Growing Up 

As a small town Kansan adopted from South Korea, I learned powerful lessons from my hard-working family. My dad was a first-generation college graduate and business owner. My mom was a stay-at-home mom turned professional.

My community gave me an excellent public school education, something every child deserves. This prepared me for Butler Community College and the renowned Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI), where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design. 

I’ve built a career in communications, marketing, and graphic design thanks to my strong education and this amazing community. And I strive to make Kansas City an even better place to live. 

Giving Back 

I enjoy giving my time to causes I believe in, like Planned Parenthood, Climate Action KC, and Missouri Pit Bull Rescue. It is in political advocacy, though, that I’ve found the greatest opportunity to make a difference for my community. I’ve always been a progressive Democrat. Now, I’m helping to elevate women’s voices in politics as a board member of the Women in Politics Foundation, Inc. and the Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus. 

Inspired by the progressive energy in our communities, I worked to elect Democrats across the KC metro in 2018, dedicating countless days to canvassing, phone banking and fundraising for Sharice Davids, Laura Kelly, and Claire McCaskill. 

Looking Forward

Spending so much time connecting with voters taught me a lot about the values we share as a community and the importance of listening to our neighbors to create a shared vision for our state. 

I’m excited to learn more about you, so I can serve you better as your District 24 representative.

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