She was born on March 22, 1985, in Connecticut, United States.
She studied at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she majored in studio art and produced a thesis on the influence of fashion and beauty on personal identity.
Before founding Glossier, Emily worked in fashion and beauty, including a stint as a fashion assistant at Vogue and a job at the makeup brand MAC.
In the year 2010, she started a blog called "Into The Gloss," which became a popular beauty and skincare site with a strong following.
In the year 2014, Emily launched Glossier, a beauty and skincare brand that offers a range of products designed to enhance natural beauty.
Glossier has become incredibly successful, with a loyal fan base and significant media attention. The brand has also received investments from venture capital firms and has been valued at over $1 billion.
Emily has been recognized for her entrepreneurial success and was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in the year 2015.
In addition to the brand Glossier, Emily has also been involved in other ventures, including hosting a podcast called "Second Life" where she interviews successful women about their career paths.
Emily is married to Will Gaybrick, the CFO of the online payment company Stripe. The couple got married in 2018.
Emily has been vocal about her belief in the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the beauty industry, and Glossier has been praised for its inclusive marketing and product offerings.