Emily McNamee is a graduate of Boise State University. She obtained a bachelor's degree in secondary education for German with a minor in linguistics. She became a US teaching assistant in 2018 and began working at the Pädagogische Hochschule Tirol. It has been a rewarding position that has allowed her to pursue her career goals in an exciting way while also teaching her more than she ever could have hoped for. Emily is continuing her education at the University of Innsbruck and pursuing a master's degree in linguistics. She hopes to continue teaching and researching language wherever the next opportunity might take her.