Emily was born and raised in Austin, TX and completed her undergraduate degree in Spanish Education K-12 at Southern Nazarene University where she met her now husband, Chris. The two of them, along with their pugs, Pebbles and Bam-Bam, spent the first seven years of their marriage in League City, TX where Emily taught middle school Spanish. In December of 2017, the Ladds moved to Waco before welcoming their son, Micah, and daughter, Isla. After moving to Waco, Emily has taught both Spanish and theatre arts to middle and high school students. Emily sees each child and volunteer under her care as a uniquely gifted and beloved child of God. She has a passion for creating positive engaging experiences for others and is so excited to bring her creativity and organizational skills to the Mosaic team.