Emory is originally from Washington State, with no connections to the her immediate family. Although she had been raised by her grandmother, she'd be in the foster system from age 10 to 18 after the old woman died. After a small stint in jail and forgiveness from the courts, Em bounced around state to state under many aliases until settling into Wrong Turn.
Em is far from a saint as she has 'sticky fingers' a knack for pick-pocketing, as well as a talent for forgery and hacking. Need an ID or money moved? She's your girl.