Emily supports professional learning programs offered through Shelburne Farms' Institute for Sustainable Schools, focusing on education for sustainability, climate education, and food systems education. She is passionate about connecting people to the natural world and inspiring action to sustain it. Throughout her career, she has worked to create positive change through education. Emily earned her MS in Ecological Leadership and Education while living and learning outdoors with the Audubon Expedition Institute of Lesley University. She also holds a B.F.A. with a concentration in illustration and enjoys finding ways to connect art and creativity to her work. She has led middle and high school students on backpacking trips through Yosemite National Park, coordinated teaching practicums for graduate students in schools across Wyoming, facilitated professional development in place-based education for teachers in Bhutan, and empowered educators in Michigan to teach their students about local sustainability issues. She enjoys a good book (sci-fi and fantasy are her favorite!), spending time with her dog River, and exploring the outdoors both near and far.

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