Emily is a Manager for North America at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). She is interested in improving the financial and environmental performance of urban and industrial operations through strategic energy management. At Yale, during summer as an EDF Climate Corps fellow, Emily quantified and analyzed the MBTA’s complex energy systems and developed a management plan to improve energy security, lower costs, and increase the positive environmental impacts of the transit system. At F&ES she focused on green building systems, life cycle analysis and industrial ecology, with a unifying emphasis on energy systems.
Before coming to F&ES, Emily moved to Argentina with a Fulbright Scholarship. She taught college-level English at the Profesorado Superior de Lenguas Vivas in Salta, Argentina, and interned with an environmental engineering company, Patagonia Cobex. Later, she worked fulltime for Cobex helping to launch a new clean tech enterprise in Chile. Before relocating to Argentina, Emily organized multi-day symposia that applied insights from the social and cognitive sciences to pro-environmental programming and policymaking in cities and buildings with the Garrison Institute in New York. She spoke at the 2011 Behavior, Energy and Climate Conference and the GreenGov Symposium in Washington, DC on behalf of the Institute’s Climate, Mind and Behavior Initiative. Emily graduated magna cum laude from Bates College in 2010, with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. She wrote a yearlong honors thesis on the sourcing, accessibility, and participatory decision-making related to healthy food systems in urban neighborhoods. She also studied abroad for two semesters in Japan and Nicaragua, exploring the social and economic dimensions of environmental issues in both cultures. Emily is fluent in Spanish.