Emily joined Breakthrough in 2022 as the Public Policy Assistant for Food and Agriculture. She is interested in the intersections of environmental, food security, and public health outcomes and has a background in policy analysis and communications.
Prior to Breakthrough, Emily worked in government consulting at American Institutes for Research, where she provided policy support to federal health agencies with a focus on health equity and payer innovation. She also completed internships with several sustainability-focused non-profits including The United Nations Foundation and Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. Emily earned her BA in Public Policy and Economics from the College of William & Mary.
Outside of work, Emily loves hiking, shopping at weekend farmers' markets, exploring neighborhoods around DC, and attending as many free Smithsonian events as possible.