Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, l976; Master of Business Administration in Mtkg. and Management, College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, 1990.
Interior designer, Polivka-Logan Designers, Minneapolis, l976-77; project interior designer, Studio 70, Minneapolis, l978-80; retail store design supervisor, Studio 70, Minneapolis, l98l-84; assistant manager store development, Super Valu Stores, Inc., Minneapolis, l985-87; director marketing, Prime Development Corporation, Minneapolis, 1988-1990; principal, S. K. Emmons Interior Design, Wayzata, Minnesota, since 1990.
Delaware Minnesota Republican Convention, l973-74, 86-88. Member International Council Shopping Centers, National Association Industrial and Office Parks, National Board Realtors, Northwest Swim and Tennis Club.
Married Philippe G. Podesta, August 22, l987.