Emily is Irvin and Lisa Trujillo’s daughter and the eighth generation of the Trujillo family weavers. She plans to learn the traditional styles and techniques and then incorporate these classic traditions into more modern styles in hopes her pieces will link past and present generations. One of Emily’s majors was Ethnology which gave her a new appreciation for her heritage. When she graduated college at the age of 24, she moved back to Chimayo in order to learn from her parents. She’s learning how to spin wool, weave tapestries, traditional dyes, and the history of her family. Even if she doesn’t make a career out of Rio Grande Weaving, she wants to be able to pass everything down to future generations.