Emily Gore was born in Whyalla, where her father worked for BHP (now Simec Mining) and her mum was a teacher.
Later, her family moved to Adelaide where Emily completed schooling and attended university, graduating with a Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Arts and Diploma in Language from the University of Adelaide. She also holds a Masters of International Relations.
While at university she became involved in a number of not-for-profit organisations, including as an Executive Member and Youth Delegate for Amnesty International. These experiences showed her that younger people care deeply about social justice issues and want to be involved in making positive changes.
Emily is the Secretary for Independent Advocacy, an organisation that promotes valued lives for people living with a disability.
Prior to running for the Senate, Emily worked as a retail assistant and as a policy adviser in the field of education.
She enjoys keeping active and plays basketball for a social women’s team every week.