Emily Edquist

EMT Instructor

Born in Brookhaven, N.Y, and raised in Raleigh, N.C., Emily Edquist is among our staff of instructors, teaching students enrolled in EMT Basic classes at our Wilmington, N.C. headquarters and online through our learning management system.

Emily’s lectures and instruction — inside and outside the classroom — are based on our curriculum and her own experience as an emergency medical technician for Johnston County EMS in North Carolina and Chatham Emergency Services in Savannah, G.A.

She is a 2019 graduate of Arizona State University (Tempe, Ariz.) where she majored in biological sciences. Emily has certifications and designations from the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians-EMT Basic, North Carolina and Georgia EMT Basic, and CPR certification from the American Heart Association.

Emily is passionate about equipping our students with the knowledge to become successful EMTs in hopes they will truly make an impact on the world. She believes her biggest reward is inspiring and helping students become the best version of themselves. In her free time, Emily enjoys ultra-running, rock climbing, cycling, swimming, board and kite surfing, and yoga, as well as spending time with her Siberian husky. As for her role model, it’s Courtney DeWalter, a female ultra-runner who Emily says is proving how strong women can really be and is eliminating gender barriers in the ultra-running community.


Biological Sciences major
Arizona State University

  • EMT Basic - National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, North Carolina and Georgia
  • American Heart Association CPR Certification

Assistant Course Director of EMS Education

NC Level I, Paramedic EMT Instructor

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