Emily McQueen is a stay-at-home mother and a volunteer. She and her husband Chris have served as BYU-Idaho Ambassadors and Mentors and they were featured in one of the alumni profile videos. Emily is a well known speaker on the topic of overcoming disabilities. When whe was a new freshman at BYU-Idaho she was involved in an accident that broke her back and left her a parapelegic. She has overcome her handicap and become the mother of 5 children. She has tackled competive wheelchair racing and finished in the top 5 with two first place finishes. She hosts the website “A Girl’s Guide to Wheelchair Racing.”