Emma Willoughby was born and raised in Yellowknife. She also spent a year in northern Spain when she was seven and attended school in Costa Rica when she was 12.
She has been going out on the land her whole life – family camping, boating and snowmobile trips in the Northwest Territories; summer camp and canoe trips in northern Ontario; and most recently as a leader in training with Northern Youth Leadership.
She is currently a grade 11 student at Ecole Sir John Franklin High School. Outside of school she enjoys sports, fiddling, photography, travelling and spending time outdoors. She hopes to pursue a career in education, community development or global relations.
She is excited to back for another season with NYL!