Emily is a marine conservation biologist with a B.A. in Environmental Science from Connecticut College and an M.A.S in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. In 2015, she co-founded Blue Latitudes LLC, a marine environmental consulting firm specializing in designing sustainable, creative, and cost-effective solutions for the environmental issues that surround the offshore energy industry. As a certified women-owned small business, Blue Latitudes has conducted ecological and sustainability assessments for a variety of projects in the Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, Thailand, Malaysia and other areas. In 2018, she was listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for her efforts with Blue Latitudes to address ecological and social issues at the intersection of industry and the environment. In 2019, Emily also a co-founded a non-profit organization, the Blue Latitudes Foundation, a 501c3 organization dedicated to seeking out opportunities for conservation that lie at the intersection of industry and the environment.
As a leader and explorer, Emily is committed to elevating the scientific understanding of our ocean in communities around the globe. To achieve this she joined the Explorers Club and has taken leadership positions as a PADI Ambassadiver, a certified Dive Master, and has been recognized as a member of the SCUBAPRO Deep Elite team. She organized and successfully led an Explorers Club flag expedition to Malaysia in March, 2017 (Flag #83), and co-produced a film on that particular experience that was screened at the San Diego International Film Festival.