“Growing up the value my father tried to instill in us the most was honor. While ‘living honorably’ is not necessarily something that saturates popular culture today, it is something that I believe in whole heartedly and respect deeply. The men and women who have chosen to serve in the Armed Forces do so at great personal sacrifice. They are among our nation’s most honorable and deserve our highest gratitude.”

Emily Bywaters has committed her career to working for worthy causes to achieve positive social change. With roots in youth arts advocacy, she is accustomed to wearing many hats and has helped grow small non-profits through marketing and communications initiatives. Later, as the communications manager for the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, she worked with scientists and clinicians to promote their innovative brain research findings and programs to the public.

An arts and humanities aficionado, Emily spent nearly two decades moonlighting as an actress. During that time, she performed on the stage and screen and eventually tried her hand as a writer and producer of independent film projects.

Today she is excited to be part of the lean but mighty Boot Campaign team.

Emily graduated magna cum laude from The University of Texas at Dallas with a B.A. in Arts and Performance.