Emily Sweet was born and raised in New Jersey. She received her B.A. from Rutgers University , where she cultivated a love of languages, studying English, Spanish and Japanese. After college, she worked as an editor for Berlitz Publishing, creating language programs, books and dictionaries. This work helped her to discover her true calling, to work with children with communication disorders, and she returned to school at Teachers College to pursue her masters in Speech Language Pathology. Emily loves to travel, and has recently visited Turkey, Israel, Spain and Bolivia. She also enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and water skiing.