Native of Michigan, Emily earned a Bachelor of Science specializing in anatomic pathology from Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan) in 2011. Included in the NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences) accredited Pathologists’ Assistant Program was a full academic year of clinical rotations through many facilities within the Detroit Medical Center, and several weeks at the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office, which fully prepared her for independent practice.

Emily has been in Albuquerque since graduating and has explored employment opportunities at other local health care facilities; however, no other job provided her the sense of belonging like UNM has. At UNM, her job provides the perfect combination of clinical and educational roles; she feels honored to educate and work with the pathology residents, while doing something she loves. Emily appreciates the endless learning opportunities offered at UNM, and looks forward to serving many years with her brilliant colleagues in the pathology department.

Personal Statement

I have always shown a keen interest in pathology, and have never doubted my pursuit to become a pathologists’ assistant. I take great pride in the clinical component of my work which I perform with both passion and compassion, always with the patient in mind. As an educator, I strive for expertise in all of which I teach, realizing the potential repercussions of inaccurate guidance. I am continually seeking knowledge, and have maintained certification through the ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology) by earning continuing education credits. I am also an active member of the AAPA (American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants), and have completed several courses offered by UNM in order to improve/enhance my teaching.

Areas of Specialty

GI and Renal Pathology
Resident Education


ASCP Board Certified

Achievements & Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Resident Education, 10/10/2019


  • English

Courses Taught

Grossing 101 Lectures
These lectures are delivered to first year pathology residents, and any post sophomores fellow or medical students that my be rotating through. The content is intended to prepare the students for their surgical pathology rotation by introducing grossing/dictating techniques, procedures, and requirements specific to specimen source.

Research and Scholarship

I participated in a study to rapidly detect EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) mutations in patients with lung cancer by collecting samples of tumor.

I play a key role in determining the appropriate amount of heat required during the decalcification stage of bone biopsies concerning for metastasis in effort to significantly decrease the turn-around time while preserving DNA for potential molecular studies.