Emma completed her bachelor’s degree with a specialization in biology and psychology at Queen’s University (B.Sc. 2021), where she also trained as a teacher in the Bachelor of Education program (B.Ed. 2022).  Her lifelong passion for the outdoors is what sparked her motivation to promote sustainability.  She believes that societal progress related to sustainability requires careful consideration of the social-psychological barriers to climate action, and she is extremely driven to contribute to the development of evidence-based solutions to this complex issue.

Emma is applying her experience in psychological research, sustainability, and education to progress climate change mitigation efforts through her Master of Environmental Studies at the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on the effects of threat-based climate change content in environmental education. This project is partially funded by SSHRC’s Partnership Development Grant (Wolfe).