Based in New Orleans, Emma works nationally to support grassroots leadership through collective human rights campaigns. She is especially interested in the intersection of ecology and economy, and supports USHRN’s Sustainable Economies and Energy Democracy (SEED) Coalition. Emma has a background in fossil fuel divestment student organizing, and organized Louisiana student participation in the 2014 Climate March in New York. In 2015 she was awarded Tulane University’s Environmental Change Award and she served as a facilitator for Gulf South Rising, a regional year-long initiative to highlight the impact of the climate crisis on the Gulf South. As USHRN’s resident biologist with a commitment to decolonize science, Emma earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University. Emma’s movement inspirations include: Maya Angelou, Vandana Shiva, Myles Horton, and Malala Yousafzai. She represents USHRN in the following allied spaces: US Climate Action Network, the Divestment Student Network, and Jewish Voice for Peace.