Emily will advance Acadia Center’s efforts to promote and implement energy and climate policy reforms in Rhode Island. She will work across a wide array of forums including legislative, government agency, partner coalitions, community, and public engagement and outreach. She continues to serve as a member of the State of Rhode Island’s Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council (EC4) Advisory Board (AB).

Prior to joining Acadia Center, Emily spent many years in local government for the City of Providence, including as Director of Sustainability. By embedding racial equity in its sustainability work, Providence’s vision for a low-carbon, climate resilient future centers frontline communities, community health, and housing and buildings. Emily implemented a wide range of decarbonization strategies for the City of Providence, from benchmarking energy usage and greening electricity supply to designing programs for the electrification of low-income housing.

Emily serves on the nonprofit boards of Green Energy Consumers Alliance and ecoRI News. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Brown University.