Emily is the Project Coordinator II for the International Financial Flows and the Environment Project (IFFE) in WRI’s Institutions and Governance Program. Her work supports both the international climate finance and “emerging actors” in development finance components of the project. She handles logistics, finances, and administrative matters and assists with research and writing, particularly on the topic of energy access. Prior to joining IFFE, she worked for the Equity, Poverty and Environment Initiative.
Before coming to WRI, Emily interned at the Environmental Law Institute, providing research and editorial support for a publication on strengthening post-conflict peacebuilding through natural resource management and coordinating a national wetlands awards program. In college, she wrote an honors thesis on building institutional capacity to address vulnerability to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa. Her interests evolved during a semester in Geneva, where she studied the role of international institutions in dealing with climate and environmental injustice, and during an internship with HELIO-International in Paris, where she researched energy system resilience in African least-developed countries.
Emily holds a BA in Environmental Studies and French from Connecticut College in New London, CT.
She hails from the Boston area and enjoys traveling, cooking, and swing dancing.