Emily is an artist, ecologist, and educator. She grew up in Connecticut and earned a Bachelors in Studio Art from Oberlin College and a Masters in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. She has traveled from California, to Hawaii, to Alaska, working as an environmental educator, and she has managed community science (aka citizen science) programs since 2013. She spent 2019 researching intertidal ecology and community science in Argentina under a Fulbright grant. Emily calls Monterey, California home and she often journeys far from it.