Issue Areas:

Public Education


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, pre-law, Texas A&M University

Emma Barton

Lone Star Policy Fellow


Emma is a policy fellow for the Texas 2036 Lone Star Fellowship Program. She covers public education policy with an emphasis on curriculum, virtual education, and teacher pay. 

Prior Work Experience

Emma transitioned to Texas 2036 from the Texas Senate. Previously, she worked under Senator John Whitmire, Chair of Criminal Justice. It was during her time in the Texas Senate that Emma discovered her interest in bringing well-researched data and policy solutions to Texans and closely engaging with constituents to make the legislative process more accessible to the public.