Emily joined the FOUA board in July of 2019. For years, she had been a rooftop container gardener, but due to a dispute, she sadly removed her lovely garden and donated her supplies to the Central Library’s garden growing for the Plot Against Hunger in early 2019. That spurred her interest in aligning with others who wanted to support and promote urban agriculture in Arlington. 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 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 local 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.