She is lean and tiny with gray eyes and a quick grin. She has a high-pitched voice.
Emara is not very strong in the One Power. Her level of strength is described by "The Wheel of Time Companion" as 30(18) which is an middle/low level in Aes Sedai hierarchy. With this level of strength she is unable to open alone a suitable gateway to Travel.
She is one of the Accepted in Salidar. She is punished for taunting Siuan Sanche and Leane Sharif about their Stilling; but aside from that she was pleasant. She lives in the same house as Nynaeve al'Meara and Elayne Trakand, and forced to share a bed with fellow Accepted Ronelle and serving women Satina and Mulinda. She did not resent any of her companions in the house. When a Bubble of evil erupts in Salidar, she is nearly strangled by a sheet. She is saved, but is too ill to join the circles.
She is discourteous to Theodrin Dabei, as she does not approve of her raising by decree. She is severely reprimanded for it by Egwene al'Vere. She delivers a message from Lelaine Akashi, who wishes to meet with Egwene.