Emily works on special projects related to Education for Sustainability program design, professional learning, and communications, after spending the past decade collaborating with the Farm's education team in various capacities, including serving for three years as the Curriculum Specialist when she co-wrote Cultivating Joy & Wonder. She also works as a Professional Development Coordinator with the UVM Tarrant Institute for Education, where she focuses on Education for Sustainability initiatives in partnership with Shelburne Farms and school transformation. Emily’s interests include Education for Sustainability, community- and place-based learning, and middle-level education. Emily has over two decades of experience working as an educator, including six years as a classroom teacher, and as a nationally certified facilitator for The Origins Program's Developmental Designs workshops. She has also served as a Visiting Lecturer in Education Studies at Middlebury College where she taught community-connected courses on elementary methods and Education for Sustainability. Emily holds a B.Sc in Geography from the University of Victoria, in BC, Canada, and an M.Ed in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is currently enrolled at UVM pursuing studies in community resilience and planning and leadership for sustainability.