Emily abides by Mary Oliver’s instructions for living (from the poem “Sometimes”):
“Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”
Emily’s insatiable curiosity about the natural world results in daily astonishment, and her passion is to share that with students. Before coming to Sterling, Emily spent many years developing and teaching experiential education programs relating to ecology and natural history. Her professional background also includes assessing and mapping natural resources on conserved lands as a consulting ecologist, and participating in wildlife monitoring and field research. Emily is interested in the application of ecological knowledge, from both western scientific and traditional perspectives, to natural resources conservation and management. She teaches courses including Foundations of Ecology, Wetland Ecology, Winter Ecology, and Vertebrate Natural History, and co-teaches Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environmental Education.
Emily spends most of her free time tinkering on projects around her yurt in Craftsbury, following wildlife tracks and birds, and otherwise exploring the wilds of Vermont.
|M.S. Natural Resources||University of Vermont|
|B.S. Environmental Education||Unity College|