Chemberly attended Central State University, where she obtained a Bachelor’s in Political Science. In 2005, she testified before the Ohio General Assembly Higher Education committee on the importance of supporting and funding higher education.
Chemberly is a 2018 graduate of the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership and 2019 Edgar Fellows class. She also engages in activities hosted by the Illinois Municipal League. Since living in Bloomington-Normal, Chemberly has served on the Board for the McLean County YWCA and the Children’s Discovery Museum. She has also volunteered for St. Jude, Home Sweet Home Ministries, and Junior Achievement.
Chemberly was elected to the Town of Normal City Council in 2017. She created the annual racial equity summit. The summit is about doing something and refusing to stand idly in the face of injustice and inequity. She also sponsored the Town of Normal’s Summer of Love in conjunction with the National League of Cities. Her latest program, REACH (Racial Equity and Community Healing), will also push for more conversations around equity
Chemberly received the McLean County 20 under 40, and 2019 State of Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs’ Outstanding Service in Leadership award.
Chemberly is currently working on her Master's in Political Management.