As you might have guessed from the profile, I'm Emily, The (Pascagoula) Run's first mate. I'm an artistic, well-read, determined, and spunky twenty-three year old. I have my bachelor's degree in English and am certified to teach grades 6-12. I work at a high school on the edges of East St. Louis, and am currently back at SIUE getting a post-baccalaureate certificate in TESL (teaching English as a second language). Joel and I started dating in 2008, and I've been on board with what was initially his dream ever since. We both made the decision to buy the Dehler 31; I love it for its sleek lines, wide deck, and the way it cuts through water smoothly and effortlessly. Even though I have only been sailing for the last 4 years, I have never been on a boat that is as fast yet steady as ours is. Though school and work sometimes impede my ability to work on the boat as much as I'd like, I've been a part of the refurbishing process from the beginning, and I love seeing her transform from her neglect into the homey black, white and red beauty she is today.