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.