Emilé is a second-year Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of Environment. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Montana in Environmental Studies and Natural Resource Conservation with a minor in International Development. Prior to coming to Yale, she worked at the Bureau of Land Management, where she conducted habitat assessments, collected ecological data, and worked on federal policy for the Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Plan. As a field ecologist, she researched and studied pollination ecology in the Ecuadorian Amazon. She has also worked as an outdoor educator and naturalist, teaching at the Teton Science Schools and the National Outdoor Leadership School. At Yale, her focus is on the intersection of conservation and Western communities, examining how the creation of environmental solutions and land management practices can facilitate rural communities being brought into the environmental coalition; outside of class, she works as a research assistant for the Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative and is the Co-Executive Director of the Environmental Film Festival at Yale. She lives in Jackson, WY, where she serves as an ambassador for various outdoor brands, and works as a writer, covering topics from outdoor inclusion, Western identity, and the natural environment.