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Esmie is the Communications Director of the ACLU of Kansas. In the four years prior to her current position, she worked for the affiliate as the Communications and Events Associate and as the Legal Assistant. She was part of organizing the staff union, ACLU of Kansas United, and served as the unit chair.

Before joining the ACLU, Esmie managed communications, events, and administration at Missourians to Abolish the Death Penalty (MADP). She has previously worked in landscaping and grounds maintenance, accounting, and project management in IT restaurant technologies. While receiving her bachelors at University of Missouri-Kansas City, Esmie was the managing editor of University News, the independent student newspaper (now Roo News). From personal experience with the criminal legal system, she seeks to be part of solutions for people impacted by the intersection of systemic racism, poverty, mass incarceration, and political disempowerment.

Esmie is an avid gardener and strength athlete, competing in powerlifting and strongman. She holds open women 60kg Kansas state records with the United States Powerlifting Association.