Emma-Lee obtained her Bachelor of Education from McGill University and spent a semester abroad at Trinity College, Dublin. She graduated with distinction from the JD program at the University of Alberta.
In law school, Emma-Lee volunteered for Civil Claims Duty Counsel, Student Legal Services and U-School. She participated in all three Law Shows as an actress and directed the show in her final year. In her third year, Emma-Lee was a writing fellow for the first year Legal Research and Writing course. She received the Len Pollock Family law course award in 2019.
Outside of the office, Emma-Lee loves to snowboard, swim with her Masters swim team and paddleboard with her rescue dog Mojito.