Emily was a senior at Mission San Jose High School and was extremely honored to serve as California DECA’s State President.
Having been involved in DECA since her freshman year, Emily knew right after her first LACE that DECA would be the defining aspect of her high school career. Since then, it’s been a long journey of challenges, successes, and, most importantly, growth. From not even earning a mini-award at SVCDC to placing seventh at ICDC, Emily has so many people to thank for their help in shaping her into her current self.
Through DECA, Emily has had the chance to hone her leadership skills in various positions; serving as her chapter’s Director of Logistics and Silicon Valley District Action Team’s VP of Alameda County her Sophomore Year before serving as her chapter’s Co-President her Junior Year.
Outside of DECA, Emily is actively involved in her school’s ASB. She credits DECA to sparking her passions for leadership and networking, and is excited to see where else those passions take her. Emily’s hobbies include dancing, nurturing miniature plants, and baking pastries.
Emily hopes to one day settle down and adopt multiple dogs, but for the time being, she’s working hard to give back to the organization that’s given her so much.