Attended Wayland High School in Wayland, MA. Member of undefeated varsity swim team all four years. Captain 2010-2011 season. Three time All-American. Varsity record holder. Three year Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic.
Emily is the daughter of Ben and Jeanne Downs. She has an older brother who attends Harvard University and two younger sisters, a senior in high school and a sophomore in high school. She is enrolled in the Lynch School of Education.