Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member
B.A. Environmental Studies, Concentration in Food and Water Sustainability, Boston College
Emily brings her passion for science and exploring the natural world from the faraway lands of Maine. Her young summers were spent at a wilderness tripping camp in the northern woods of her home state, and it was these experiences that left Emily with a desire to explore the “why” and “how” of her natural surroundings and pursue a degree in Environmental Studies. Although life in the big city of Boston had thrills and adventures all of its own, Emily always found herself back in Maine for the summer, working at the same camp from her youth both as a trip leader and eventually serving as an Assistant Director of Wilderness Tripping. While studying abroad in 2016, Emily also participated in an environmental field research program in the Cook Islands and New Zealand, where she spent five weeks studying ecology, geomorphology and marine processes. Emily was very drawn to the AmeriCorps position at TSS because it presents an intersection of passions and some of her favorite experiences: being outside, educating and leading youth and field-based science. Emily loves to hike, cook, and watch a good documentary, but skiing is her truest joy and she hopes that a lifetime of earning her turns on ice will now pay off with more powder than she can imagine.