Emily played for Northeast Community College and earned an Associate of Arts. Her batting average was .321, runs scored: 54, her hits were 50, on base percentage was .401, Fielding percentage was .969. She was awarded ICCAC DIV II All-Region Honorable Mention Team.
Emily was born in White Rock, British Columbia to Marnie Gittens. She has three siblings: Tayler Sherstone, Emily Barbera and Rebecca Barbera.