Emma Strong was a corps member in the 2011 SCA Trail Town Outreach Corps (TTOC) and loved the work so much that she has decided to carry on as Project Leader for the 2012 corps. She grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and often rode the Great Allegheny Passage as a child. She loves working for a group that brings her back to her southwestern Pennsylvanian roots and allows her to work in a discipline she is passionate about, sustainable economic development.
After taking an Environmental Science class during her senior year of high school, Emma developed a deep seeded concern about how people interact with the environment in which they live. She continued along that focus path and studied Environmental Studies at Hiram College in northeastern Ohio. Her experience working in the environmental field includes watershed and storm water management, corporate environmentalism, and zero-waste non-profits.
Emma loves to travel and has had life changing experiences in Bhutan and Florence, Italy – two very special places and spaces. In her free time Emma spends time running, hiking, biking on the Great Allegheny Passage, and enjoying good movies. She is an avid photographer and plays her cello in a community orchestra.