Emmanuel grew up in Denver, Colorado before moving with his family to North Carolina to finish High School and attend college. He is a graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He currently lives in the Raleigh area where he is employed at Fidelity Investments, working as a Global Technical Lead responsible for the technical infrastructure across 3 countries.
EJ has a passion for service and the community. In that spirit, he is a member of the East Carolina University Computer Science Advisory Board, and has been appointed by the Governor to sit as a member of the North Carolina Museum of Nature and Science Advisory Board as well one of the 3 public members for the North Carolina State Bar Council. In addition, EJ works with a group of young boys in a mentoring program through the graduate chapter of his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
EJ has been active in the local county party for several years. During that time he has served on the technology committee, special events, chairman of the finance committee, 3rd Vice Chairman of the Wake County Republican Party, and the NCGOP Resolutions Committee. In addition,hHe serves as the political director of the local Wake County Young Republicans.
EJ has had the privilege to serve as the National Committeeman for the North Carolina Federation of Young Republicans, an in addition the chair of the education committee for the YRNF. Currently, EJ is also working to establish the North Carolina Chapter of the Young Conservatives for Energy Reform.