Following her viral New York Times op-ed, "I Came to College Eager to Debate. I Found Self-Censorship Instead." Emma was awarded the Exceptional Student Award at the Heterodox Academy Open Inquiry Awards. Heterodox Academy wrote that, "As a student suddenly thrust into the spotlight, Emma has remained as principled and constructive as ever. In the face of derogation and unconstructive pushback, she has demonstrated exceptional bravery in championing the principles of open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement."
She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2022 with degrees in Philosophy and English Literature.