An Upstate NY native, Emily's first taste of the Pacific Northwest was visiting Mount St. Helens when she was little. Since moving to Washington, she continues to see the mountain as a place to learn and grow and enjoys sharing that passion with others. Emily joined Mount St. Helens Institute in early 2019 as an Office Volunteer. She currently is studying Geology at Lower Columbia College and is looking forward to continuing her education with a Bachelor's in Environmental Science from Washington State University Vancouver. In her free time you can find Emily rockhounding, cruising antique stores, and chasing views in her off-roading 4x4s with a camera always ready to go explore.