Senior Director of Global Programs
Emily has 13 years of experience in sustainable development, working collaboratively with the public and private sectors to enhance the economic and environmental vitality of communities and destinations around the world. As Sustainable Travel International’s Senior Director of Global Programs, Emily merges her passions for outdoor recreation and conservation in her work to assist destinations and businesses to develop and implement more sustainable and inclusive tourism policies, practices, and projects in and around protected areas. She has worked to develop sustainability standards for businesses operating in and around Panama’s protected areas, and leads the organization’s work in Torres del Paine National Park and St. Kitts & Nevis, collaborating with local stakeholders to develop innovative and inclusive stewardship models for these iconic but fragile tourism dependent destinations.
Emily has extensive experience managing large, complex multi-stakeholder projects, delivering effective and efficient technical solutions and project management for numerous international development and foreign assistance programs. She specializes in research and analysis, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, standards and certification programs, and protected area tourism. Prior to joining Sustainable Travel International, Emily led a team of six at Green Empowerment to expand renewable energy and potable water access in remote regions of Latin America and Southeast Asia.
Emily holds a BA from Pomona College in international relations and an MA in international policy studies from Stanford University, where she was also a researcher at the Center for Democracy, Development and Rule of Law.