Emily joined the FOUA board in July of 2019. For years, she had been a rooftop container gardener, but downsized the garden in early 2019 and donated her supplies to the Central Library’s Plot Against Hunger garden. That spurred her interest in aligning with others who wanted to support and promote urban agriculture. She enjoys gleaning, gardening, and food preparation with volunteer organizations in the DC area. Professionally, Emily worked with local governments for nearly a decade before a second career in the food and agriculture world. She has a Master of Public Administration degree and a graduate certificate in sustainable agriculture and food systems. She has served as marketing and creative director for a number of food companies in the DC area. Emily writes about food, gardening, and sustainable agriculture for several publications, and she regularly teaches cooking and cocktail classes. Her two spoiled house rabbits also support local gardeners by providing an endless supply of compost additions.