Emily’s a member of the ﬁeld crew working to prepare Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge for a major event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act by President Lyndon Johnson on September 3, 1964. She’ll be reﬂecting on the experience of working in and celebrating the wilderness right here on the Follow Me Field Blog. For an introduction to Emily’s crew, and a history of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge as it relates to the Wilderness Act, click here.
Born and raised in Bloomﬁeld, New Jersey, Leader Crew Member Emily is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in geology from SUNY New Paltz. In addition to leading her college’s geology and outdoor clubs, she’s conducted cave surveys, analyzed groundwater quality in the Catskills, and presented to the National Geological Society of America. She enjoys all things outdoors, including rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, cycling, and running. She hopes, through her work with SCA, to instill a love and appreciation of nature in the youth of Jersey City, NJ.