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Emily Harris

Volunteer Specialist


A true Austin native, Emily moved back to her beloved city after graduating from Texas A&M University with a Recreation and Parks degree. After college, she worked as a substitute teacher with Side by Side Kids before transitioning to a therapeutic specialist at Helping Hand Home for Children. Through her time at Helping Hand she gained valuable insight into the world of trauma and found her passion in working with those children. From Helping Hand she moved on to full time special needs ministry at Austin Ridge Bible Church where she worked on weekly ministry, large events, and volunteer coordination. The Lord blessed her with incredible community and learning experiences while at The Ridge!

In her free time, Emily enjoys running, reading, and relaxing with her husband and two dogs. She completed her first marathon in December 2018 and looks forward to training for her next marathon.