Emily is a graduate of Williams College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology, focusing on environmental biology and national sustainability issues. As Associate Director of the Sustainable Endowments Institute, Emily manages SEI’s research programs, strategy and operations, and communication and media relations. She joined SEI as a Research Fellow in 2010 as researcher and contributing author to the MinorityServing Institutions Green Report, the first publication to report on the sustainability activities of HBCUs, hispanic and tribal serving institutions in North America. As Manager of Special Projects at SEI, Emily coordinated The Billion Dollar Green Challenge and was the lead author of the Greening the Bottom Line 2012 report as well as two case studies on green revolving funds. Emily also acts as a consultant with the growing fossil fuel divestment movement in North America.
Emily has worked with Project Piaba, a community-based project of the New England Aquarium, focusing on the ecological and sociocultural systems of the middle Rio Negro basin, Brazil and its impact on sustainable fisheries and poverty alleviation. She is interested in strategies to reduce environmental impact, sustainable operations, and water issues. Emily was a 2013 New Leaders Council Fellow and is a member of the Williams Boston Association board. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, trivia, and Shark Week.
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