Bio: Emma is a research analyst for the Global Policy Lab’s Quantitative Sustainable Development Project. She holds a MPH in Environmental Health with a certificate in Global Health from Columbia University, and a BA in Neuroscience from Colgate University. Her master’s thesis focused on nonpoint source pollution and the tradeoffs of agricultural development and water security in sub-Saharan Africa.
Before joining UC Berkeley, Emma spent six months working as a WASH Fellow in Malawi, where she contributed to data-driven programming to promote food security during a national state of emergency. This was precipitated by her time at the Earth Institute, during which, she researched how factors such as agricultural intensification, demographics, and market-demand influenced crop yield in rural Africa. She has integrated classroom studies with field research by traveling to Western Australia to understand the ways in which climate change, politics, and colonialism impact the health and culture of the Noongar people. Emma is a gluten-free baker (yes, the desserts still taste good!) and an avid runner. You will likely see her running around town training for a marathon with the Strawberry Canyon Track Club.
Fields of Interest: Food and water security, sustainable resource management, nonpoint source pollution, environmental and global health, environmental policy, international development