Emilie earned a B.S. in Plant Sciences from UC Santa Cruz, conducting undergraduate research on the invasion effects of Ehrharta erecta on mycorrhizal fungal colonization in the redwood understory. She interned at the Carnegie Institute for Plant Biology studying root systems architecture and then took her interest in soil and food systems to work on organic farms in New York and California. Through the Environmental Policy and Management program she hopes to gain quantitative skills in data visualization, and continue exploring the intersection of climate change, people, and nature. Emilie's ultimate goal is to use her skills and knowledge to pursue a career in sustainable land management.
She expects to graduate in September 2020.