Emily is a Ph.D. student at Utah State in the Department of Environment and Society and is also part of the Climate Adaptation Science program. Originally from Minnesota, Emily received her B.S. at Drake University in Iowa in environmental science and policy. During her summers on trail crew in the Rocky Mountains, she became interested in studying human dimensions of natural resources, specifically parks and outdoor recreation. She then ventured out east and got her M.S. from the University of Maine in Forest Resources. In Maine, Emily's research focused on the economic impact of weather and climate to tourism in Maine. After her Master's, she worked on a project for the Fish and Wildlife Service evaluating recreational fees on federal lands. She then headed out west to work as a quantitative social scientist for USGS in Colorado. Emily is excited to be in Utah doing more research on climate change and outdoor recreation and enjoys anything involving stats, modeling, or surveys. In her free time, she loves hiking, backpacking, camping, and running.