Emer was born and raised in Ireland. She moved to Vancouver in 2019. Her love for travelling made the trip across the pond an easy one.
She has since found herself taking up tennis again, having last played as a kid. She received a Bachelor's degree from Dublin City University in Physical Education and Mathematics Teaching (high school level), but is currently a PE teacher in an Elementary School in Delta.
Emer has been an active athlete since a very young age and has continued her sporting career here playing soccer, winter skiing and hiking throughout the year.