Emma came West for an outdoor education position at Cal-Wood Education Center above Jamestown, Colorado, where she taught 5th graders about ecology, the water cycle and the joys of looking for aquatic macroinvertebrates. She loved living in a remote A-frame cabin overlooking the Continental Divide and a meadow that was frequently visited by owls, mountain lions and migrating elk. Completely embracing the Colorado lifestyle, Emma has worked in conservation or the craft beer industry since, with stints at the Brewers Association and Palmer Land Conservancy after completing graduate school. Emma has a BA in English Literature from Yale University and a Master’s in Music from the University of Colorado Boulder.
In her free time, you'll find Emma birding, hiking, biking, trail running, camping, singing, practicing wildlife photography, or any combination of those activities. Favorite travel and nature experiences include watching baby sea turtles hatch in Mexico, swimming with African penguins whizzing by in South Africa, whale watching in Canada, and scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef.