NiswongerCARE Advisor


Phone: (423) 820-0233

Schools Served:

Hancock County High School,

Jefferson County High School,

West Greene High School

 Hi! My name is Emily Emerick, but my family calls me Em or Eme. It’s nice to meet you! I was born in the Texoma area, but my family moved to Newport when I was six years old. I basically grew up in East Tennessee, but I still have a Texan accent! 

I graduated from Cocke County High School in 2015, and went to Carson-Newman University. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biology May 2019, and started working for the Niswonger Foundation in July 2019. 

While in college I worked many jobs, but being an R.A. and missionary were by far my favorite jobs.  I was a Resident Assistant in my residence hall for three years. I had so much fun programming events, decorating my hall and bulletin board, and creating relationships with my residents. For two summers, I worked at a local poverty-relief ministry called “Appalachian Outreach”. I was a leader running a Kid’s Club for the youth in the Jefferson City area. I loved spending time with the youth in my community, and creating a welcoming and fun environment for them to spend their summer at. 

In my spare time, I love to spend time with my friends and dabble in different hobbies. I am always finding new shows/movies to watch, crafting, and spending time for myself. I love to branch out and watch foreign films and tv. I also love anything artsy, and express myself through that passion of mine. 

As a NiswongerCARE College and Career Advisor, and I enjoy working with students from different schools. I love that I play a role in such an important time in a student’s high school career: deciding what to do post-secondary!