Emily Beach developed strong leadership and team-building skills during her military service in the U.S. Army. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame as an ROTC scholarship student, Emily was stationed in Saudi Arabia, Korea, and Texas, rising to the rank of Captain and earning the U.S. Army Airborne parachutist badge.

Before becoming an elected member of the City Council in Burlingame, Emily fought for immigrants’ rights and organized volunteers to fundraise for local K-8 public schools and access to preschool. She also had a successful career as a business executive, bringing practical private sector experience to her work as an elected official.