Emily E. Adams is a staff researcher at the Earth Policy Institute, an organization dedicated to building a sustainable future. Interested in the natural world since childhood, Emily studied environmental science at American University where she graduated magna cum laude. She then volunteered for two years as an AmeriCorps*VISTA in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Emily received a Master of Environmental Management degree in 2010 from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment with a focus on the intersection of science and policy. At the Earth Policy Institute, Emily contributes to the research, writing, and editing of releases and follows global environmental trends.