Born in Wenatchee, Dr. Emi Chaison is a proud native of Washington. She was raised at Stevens Pass, where her father worked for the US Forest Service and she developed a passion for downhill skiing. After moving to Silverdale, she attended Central Kitsap High School where she ran track and cross-country before spending a year studying abroad in Spain. Dr. Emi returned to the Puget Sound to attend the University of Washington, earning her Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology. Her Husky Pride showed as she continued her education at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Emi completed her formal education by venturing across the country to earn her Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science at Temple University, where she served as chief resident. Her original research evaluating the new scoring system of the American Board of Orthodontists was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, the top journal in the field of orthodontics.