Emily has been working as a field and laboratory biologist for 20+ years, studying samples from coastal waters, the desert, and deep-sea hydrothermal vents. A Massachusetts native, Emily’s lifelong love of water developed during her childhood spent exploring New England waters. Prior to Great Pond Foundation, Emily worked at the Marine Biological Laboratory, in Woods Hole, MA and at the Moore Laboratory of Zoology, in Los Angeles, CA. In 2016 Emily joined Great Pond Foundation and developed a year-round water sampling program on Edgartown Great Pond. As Executive Director of Great Pond Foundation, Emily advocates for the data-driven and scientifically informed management of Martha’s Vineyard coastal ponds.