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Co-Founder, Starkville Pride

Emily Turner

National Speakers

Emily Turner was born in Starkville, Mississippi. She attended Starkville High School, and then Mississippi State University, where she majored in architecture and minored in English. During college, she co-founded Starkville Pride, an LGBTQ+ community organization. She, along with her wife, spearheaded the effort to have the first Pride in Starkville, which occurred in 2018. After graduation, she commissioned as a second lieutenant into the United States Marine Corps. She is currently stationed in Twentynine Palms, California for Communications officers course. She and her wife have a dog, Delilah, and enjoy visiting National Parks in their free time.