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Emily Richardson

Master of Environmental Management 2022
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Emily is a Master of Environmental Management (MEM '22) candidate at the Yale School of the Environment focusing on business and energy systems. At Yale, she has developed a passion for decarbonizing the electrical grid, reducing the energy burden on low-income families, and ensuring a just transition to a 100% clean energy economy. Within CBEY, Emily works as a Staff Writer for the Clean Energy Finance Forum (CEFF) and co-coordinator of the Blueprint for Clean Energy Series.
Prior to Yale, Emily worked as a staffer on Capitol Hill, most recently serving as Senior Legislative Assistant to Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), where she led the Congresswoman's work on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, championing initiatives in clean energy, transportation electrification, and environmental protection. While on the Hill, Emily was also elected President of the Women's Congressional Staff Association, a House of Representatives-sponsored organization that promotes professional development among women on Capitol Hill. She hopes to continue efforts to promote female leadership within the energy industry post-graduation. Emily is a native Texan and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in Plan II Honors, Government, and Spanish.