Emanuela grew up in the city of Chicago and went to the University of Chicago Laboratory School. She graduated from Boston University in 2017 with a degree in Political Science and Communications. After graduation, Emanuela, worked for U.S. Representative Brad Schneider in Illinois, most recently serving as his campaign Finance Director. Emanuela is currently in graduate school at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, in pursuit of her Master of Public Policy with a focus on finance policy. Emanuela has been involved in the Jewish community from a young age and has participated in YLD programming over the past few years including LEADS, Gesher, and the Community Affairs Committee.