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Emily Becher began her work with the ARE team in 2011 as a graduate research assistant and has been a research associate with the team since 2014. Her current work includes leading the research and evaluation efforts for Parents Forever™ and supporting the research and scholarship efforts of the Family Resiliency unit. Emily's prior research and evaluation projects included working with Healing in Partnership, a mental health screening initiative for refugees in the Twin Cities, and Co-Parent Court, a three-year demonstration project of a problem-solving court model for never-married parents in Hennepin County. Other research projects Emily has worked on have focused on how interpreters work with researchers and clinicians and the impact of secondary traumatic stress in the interpreter community in Minnesota.

Emily earned a master's degree in couple and family therapy at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY, and a Ph.D. in family social science at the University of Minnesota.