Hometown: Gray, Maine
Playing Experience: Southern Maine Premier Youth Club, Harvard JV Women’s Team
Funniest Moment on the Field: Being put in goal after our keeper got one too many concussions. Consequently, it was also my scariest moment on the field.
Coaching Experience:Utithi Secondary School Girls’ Coach, 2009
Favorite Movie: Drop Dead Gorgeous
Favorite Song:Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More by the Allman Brothers
Favorite Team: Chelsea
Winner of this year’s World Cup: Spain
Hopes/Thoughts About Working in Africa: I hope to find new ways to inspire the girls I coach at the secondary school where I am a teacher.
Emily will be joining Coaches across Continents at the VAP program. VAP works in areas of Nairobi that have some of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS infected and affected youth in Kenya’s capital. Many of the youths come from ‘families’ living in extreme poverty who may have lost one or both parents to the disease.