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Capacity Building Projects Manager
Growing up just outside of Annapolis, Emma has always felt connected to the Chesapeake Bay. Many of her happiest childhood memories come from running through the woods during annual family camping trips in Western Maryland or splashing in the brackish water at Cove Point during summer break. These experiences helped spark her passion for protecting the environment and instilled in her a deep love for the outdoors. Emma studied environmental science at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, which is where she was first introduced to the Alliance. As a freshman she volunteered as an intern in the Annapolis office, supporting Project Clean Stream and the silent auction at the Taste of the Chesapeake.
It was during this time that Emma also discovered her passion for environmental justice. While at George Mason, she co-founded and led a student organization centered around engaging students in educational and advocacy opportunities for environmental justice. She also launched the Virginia Environmental Justice Summit, which is now in its third year of bringing together student activists from throughout the state of Virginia around issues of environmental justice.
Although her path has taken her around the world, from studying abroad in the Amazon rainforest of Peru and at the University of Oxford to working on the shores of Lake Tahoe and in the mountains of Colorado, she is thrilled to be back where her journey began: the Chesapeake Bay. As the Equity and Inclusion Projects Specialist, Emma is delighted to have the opportunity to combine her two most deeply-held passions: creating a more equitable and inclusive conservation movement and working closely with local communities on issues that matter the most to them. When she’s not working, you can find Emma climbing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, or on the couch with a good book and her cat, Ginny.