She is the granddaughter of Ron and Richard Wagner of Albuquerque, N.M. and Eleanor and Daniel Peters of Brookville, N.Y.
Emily attends Emily Gray Junior High School, where she is an honor student and a member of student council and the student wellness committee. She plays basketball and volleyball and enjoys acting, singing and cooking. For her mitzvah project, she focused on improving nutrition through the Tucson Village Farm, an urban seed-to-table program designed to reconnect youth to real food and encourage adoption of healthy lifestyle habits. Emily will be donating to the Tucson Village Farm and teaching a nutrition workshop during a family conference in January. She will also teach the nutrition portion of the program to her Hebrew school class during a field trip to the farm.