Emily Royo was born in Stuart, Florida and completed her Associates of Art degree at Indian River State College. She started as a student at Visionary School of arts, a non-profit organization that promoted her work through shows and gallery showings. She was advanced enough to be chosen to intern there as a teacher. She became a teacher at 14 years old, teaching children as young as 4 years old painting, drawing, and design skills. She recently moved to attend FGCU to finish her Bachelor’s degree in Art.