Emma Grier is a Research Analyst in the Systems Change Lab, where she contributes to the Lab’s efforts to understand the transformational changes needed to mitigate climate change by researching natural climate solutions across forests, land, freshwater, and ocean ecosystems.

Prior to joining WRI, Emma worked at the National Wildlife Federation, where she helped inform and advocate for policy and market-based solutions for reducing commodity-driven tropical deforestation. Previously, she held a faculty position at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she researched phenological responses to climate change.

Emma holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences, specializing in Ecology and Evolution, and a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is based in Washington, DC.