After graduating from the University of North Carolina Asheville with a B.S in Environmental Studies and a minor in Chemistry. Her undergraduate research evaluated the success of a restoration project to protect a rare species of mountain bog pitcher plants. Following graduation Emma moved across the country to South Lake Tahoe looking to expand on her experiences managing water quality and invasive plants. Her first job working under the TRCD, and CTC was to assist in land management practices such as habitat enhancement, hazardous fuel reduction, resource restoration, and protection of public lands. Soon after she joined MTS on their offshore pumping project to treat for aquatic invasive plants near a popular marina and beaches in South Lake Tahoe. Since then, she has become a team lead for MTS with their other current large-scale project, also treating for aquatic invasive plants. She looks forward to helping keep Tahoe a beautiful place and exploring the rest of California.