Emily is the Program Director at the Aspen Global Change Institute, and serves as co-associate director for the organization. She oversees AGCI’s interdisciplinary workshop series including topic selection, fundraising, facilitation of program and roster development with co-chairs, and workshop implementation. She also leads AGCI’s work and partnerships to advance equitable and inclusive science, and conducts research and analysis on clean and just energy pathways. Emily’s work is fueled by her passion for people, and facilitating immersive and inclusive exchanges toward solutions to global change challenges.
Emily’s professional background is in forest science, including urban community forestry, forest management, arboriculture, and permaculture. From marking trees for logging operations in Montana during the peak of the mountain pine beetle epidemic to working with tree-planting volunteers in her hometown of Philadelphia, Emily has drawn inspiration from the interweaving of human lives and the trees around them.
Outside of AGCI, Emily serves on the board of directors of the River Center and on the Climate and Environment Commission in New Castle, Colorado. As a certified Colorado Master Gardener, she manages the town’s community gardens, harvesting fresh produce every week for local food pantries. She enjoys baking and hiking (or rather, chasing after her two small children up and down mountains).