Ever since her childhood spent exploring the woods and fields of Addison County, Vermont, Emily has been fascinated by the natural world and the intricate relationships that exist there. As a student at the University of Maine, she decided to pursue this fascination as a profession and received a B.S. in Ecology and Environmental Science (with a concentration in ecosystem ecology). After assisting with numerous research projects—studying everything from shark ecology and fish physiology to forest ecology and endangered bats—Emily decided that she wanted to better understand the ways that science and policy fit together to further conservation goals. In 2019, she completed a master’s degree in environmental law and policy at Vermont Law School, where she maintained a broad focus on endangered species policy, public land management, agriculture policy, and climate change adaptation.
Emily first worked with VCE as an ECO AmeriCorps member in 2019 and is excited to rejoin the team as Director of Science Communications. In this new role, she is thrilled to use her interdisciplinary background, love of nature writing, and passion for effective science communication to help support VCE’s conservation projects and statewide collaborations.
If not working away on her computer, you can likely find Emily adventuring on wooded trails with her fiancé, painting or photographing the wild places she visits, experimenting in the kitchen, or cuddling with her cats.