Emily Topper graduated cum laude from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, with a degree in communication (journalism) and a minor in creative writing. In May 2015, she joined the staff of the Plant City Times & Observer. In addition to covering news, features and photo events in Plant City, Emily has also been published in Tampa Style Magazine, Orlando Style Magazine and Narrow Magazine. Her first short story, "Something Better" was published in the online literary journal The Writing Disorder in 2013. In 2015, Emily was a regional finalist for commentary writing for the Society of Professional Journalists.