Emma Gubman is a University of Maryland sponsored intern for the Land Accelerator program within the Global Restoration Initiative.

Emma is a Sophomore at the University of Maryland studying Environmental Science and Policy. She is specifically interested in sustainable land use and environmental education and will be interning with WRI for the Spring semester through mid-May. For the 2020-2021 academic year, Emma took time off of school to work on a subsistence homestead in Vermont, in an Aquaponics greenhouse in New Hampshire, and a regenerative multi-use farm in Pennsylvania. This gave her a love for the Earth and made her know she wanted to spend her life preserving nature and connecting people to it. She hopes to meet and learn from mentors at WRI who can give her new perspectives about how to use her passions to do good and what sustainable land use looks like on an international scale.

In her free time Emma enjoys yoga, hiking, rock climbing, and knitting.