Born and raised in Colorado, Emily grew up playing sports and exploring the Rocky Mountains. A passion for marine biology took her to the East Coast and opened up new spaces to explore and learn from. Emily’s experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique, a gap year Program Leader with Thinking Beyond Borders, and a marine science educator in southeastern Louisiana have shaped the way she interacts with the world. She is excited to join the ARCC Gap Team and to find new adventures in Bend!
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about travel, cultural immersion, marine science (fish in particular) and global environmental issues like climate change, land loss, and overfishing.
What is your favorite place to have visited?
I don’t think I can pick just one as each place has made a unique impact on my life but I’d say my top three are Mozambique, Rwanda, and Thailand.
What is on your bucketlist?
Antarctica! It has always been a place I wanted to visit although ideally I want to go as a part of a research expedition.