She is lean and tiny with gray eyes.
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 about her Stilling. She lives in the same house as Nynaeve al'Meara and Elayne Trakand. When a Bubble of evil erupts in Salidar, she is nearly strangled by a sheet.