Emma Waters is a Research Associate for the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion and Family at The Heritage Foundation. Her work focuses on marriage and family, sex and gender, and assisted reproductive technology policy.
Waters is also a Visiting Fellow with Independent Women’s Forum and a monthly contributor with World magazine.
Prior to this, she worked as the Coalitions Manager of American Moment and periodically cohosted their podcast, Moment of Truth. Previously, she worked as a Research Intern with the Institute for Family Studies and a Research Consultant for the Realignment Podcast. In 2021, she won the American Enterprise Institutes’ Young Scholars Award where she wrote and published an in-depth paper on child support policy in the state of Tennessee, including qualitative interviews with 25 nonresident fathers.
Her work may be found in Fox News, Newsweek, RealClear Policy, RealClear Health, The Federalist, the Institute for Family Studies, Problematic Women podcast, The American Conservative, The American Mind, The Daily Signal, Washington Examiner, Washington Times, and more. She graduated Valedictorian of Lee University with a double major in Political Science and Biblical & Theological Studies.
Waters lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and their daughter. You can find her on Twitter @emlwaters.