Emily is described as intelligent, resourceful, and convincing. She has a quick tongue and sharp wit, and is known in the group for her withering put-downs. She mentions that she has a 4.0 GPA during an argument with Jessica. During the prologue, Emily is very compliant in the prank against Hannah. She and Mike stand behind Jessica while she argues with Sam about the prank. Emily dreams of being a magazine style editor, has a passion for fashion, and dislikes not getting her way in situations. Despite her adamant personality she shows a weak side when in danger and feels the need to be protected and will only protect herself if needed. However, when she is alone she shows courage and resourcefulness. She shows a deep remorse for the deaths of Beth and Hannah.