Emma Lester: Admin Extraordinaire

by Candice Cockerham, IT Services

Emma Lester headshot

As an administrative assistant, Emma Lester is responsible for a lot of the behind-the-scenes work. Between handling purchases and reimbursements for the department and organizing all of our meetings, Emma’s favorite part of her job is anything to do with Excel: “I LOVE a good spreadsheet!!”.

Before working with us as an admin, Emma pursued an associates degree in business technology here at Miami! While she studied, she also juggled a student position in the office of Accounts Payable. This opportunity set up a great foundation for her future career here at Miami.

Emma credits her decision to work at Miami post-graduation to her love for the “family atmosphere” that Miami has. She noted that whenever she goes out wearing any Miami gear, she always gets comments from people who went to Miami, work at Miami, or know someone who does one or the other. This sense of community is what makes Miami special.

If it wasn't already obvious from her runway-worthy outfits, she has an eye for design and is especially great at creating marketing materials like invitations and flyers. When she isn’t in the office, you can find Emma relaxing with her highschool sweetheart and their four furry friends. Her oldest is a 13-year-old Pomeranian named Foxie, followed by eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel, Dynasty, and seven-year-old Lab/Australian Shepherd Mix named Charlotte. Last but not least, Emma also has a sweet little cat named Tom.

Black-and-white display of Emma's pets, three dogs and one cat