Hi all! My name is Emily and I am from sunny Tampa, Florida. In May of 2021, I graduated from Cornell University, where I majored in Environment and Sustainability, with a concentration in policy and governance. During my undergraduate career, I was able to take part in formative experiences that solidified my interests in environmental science, from interning with the United States House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis; to analyzing fossil specimens and international fossil laws as a student research assistant with the Paleontological Research Institution; to helping research water policies and utility satisfaction as an intern for the Environmental Policy Innovation Center. My undergraduate coursework has also allowed me to further research environmental justice issues surrounding clean drinking water rights and the impacts of concentrated animal feeding operations on local communities, as well as work alongside a team of students in producing a policy report for the World Resources Institute on effective and sustainable capacity building for achieving the Paris Agreement, focused specifically on climate finance and digitalization.
It is the harmony between science and policy that influences meaningful change towards protecting the environment and the people living in it. I am excited to continue my academic journey with Georgetown’s Environmental Metrology & Policy program, which will further enrich and equip me to help drive that change!