Emily Donaldson is a native of Jasper, Alabama. She graduated from Walker High School in 1997 and from the University of Alabama in 2001. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama and then received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Emily is a member of both the Mississippi Bar and the Alabama State Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Walker County Bar Association.
Emily serves on the Walker Area Community Foundation Board of Directors and the First United Methodist Church of Jasper administrative board. Emily is the president of the Walker County Bar Association. She is also a member and past president of both the Kiwanis Club of Jasper and the Walker County Arts Alliance. Emily is married and has two children.