Emily provides project management, facilitation, research, analysis, and support for the Food Lab’s efforts to bring more development benefits to smallholder farmers through sustainable trade. She leads the Food lab’s work on smallholder performance measurement. Emily also oversees the Food Lab’s marketing and communications.
Over the past 13 years, Emily’s work has bridged many integrated areas, including economic development, food security, sustainable agriculture, food systems, community development, marketing, and communications. Emily has spent considerable time working with small-scale farmers both abroad and at home in rural Vermont. She believes these farmers are a fundamental part of the solution to some of the most pressing issues facing our world. Both her graduate and undergraduate theses focused on the implementation and evaluation of timely and culturally appropriate sustainable development initiatives. Emily holds a B.S. in Public Policy and Anthropology from Hobart & William Smith, an M.S. in Management from Marlboro College Graduate School.