Our Story

Hello world! I feel a little vain creating a “My Story” page and am wondering if readers are actually as interested in knowing about me as I am about sharing it. I’m happy to call this page “OUR Story” though. I like that this isn’t only my story – there are countless numbers of friends, family, strangers, and distant relations that are part of the journey too. I would not be where I am without them, and for that I am thankful. It must’ve been incredibly lonely carrying the One Ring… I’m grateful that I have more than a fellowship of support behind me. THANK YOU everyone! I feel like Gollum calling this page our (precious) story. Here’s a brief rugby history:

  • I started playing rugby in the fall of 2008 as a freshman at Brown University
  • Played mostly at fullback, but moved around in all positions from 2, 6-15.
  • I studied engineering in college but majored in rugby :)
  • Graduated in 2012 and sustained 2 successive concussions around that time
  • I read this article about becoming a referee
  • I was also an assistant coach at Brown (2012-2013)
  • NERRS, New England Rugby Referee Society
  • I’m driven by my aspirations to become an iRB panel referee and officiate at the Olympics!
  • Along the way I’ve discovered how much fun it is
  • Meeting people in the community is very humanizing and makes me feel alive!
  • I was awarded the Don Morrison Scholarship in 2014 and from mid-March to mid-May I had the great privilege of training at the Maties Referee Academy in Stellenbosch, South Africa!!!!!


  • My favorite rugby memory is the week my team spent touring Scotland during spring break in my final year of college
  • If you couldn’t tell already, I’m a big fan of Lord of the Rings and an assortment of video games
  • Where else you can find me on the internet:
  • THANK YOU (list)

More about Emily! Things I like:
LOTR || Starcraft || Video games || N64 || VGM || Chinese yo-yo, lion dance, dragon dance, Taiwanese drumming, Chinese arts and crafts (Chinese knot, origami, dough figure) || Dreaming || Dream logging || Giving hugs to everyone in my lucid dreams || Playing piano and guitar and singing loudly


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