Emily is a scientist and educator, who is passionate about science communication, and using scientific understanding as a mechanism to empower decision-makers at local, state and global levels. A 2017 NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy fellow and a member of the staff of the Oceanographer of the Navy, she worked on marine, climate and Arctic security and policy. She has first-hand knowledge of remote communities in the Arctic, Africa and the central Pacific Ocean, who are disproportionately affected by impacts of climate change.
Emily is interested in the impact of climate and environmental changes on societies. Through this lens, and that of an educator, coach and athlete, Emily believes that empowering women and girls is a key to advancing peace and security on a global scale. She became aware of Rockflower through Youth Advisory Board members Francesca and Lulu Ward. She is grateful and thrilled to partner with Rockflower to promote the Five Keys and support the S.O.U.L. Foundation Deliver With Dignity Campaign!
When not contemplating the consequences of environmental change, Emily can be found trying to keep up with Taylor, hiking, skiing, cycling and rowing, and spending time with their wonderful family, friends and yellow lab, Morgan. She and Taylor are honored to begin a partnership with Rockflower in celebration of their wedding.