Emily grew up enjoying and learning all things water, albeit riparian in nature, in Jacksonville, Florida and received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Auburn University in 2012. Immediately following graduation, she made the cross-country move to Eagle, Colorado, and soon after transferred to Denver. In January of 2013, she began working at the Colorado Water Congress (CWC) as an intern, then became CWC’s Water Policy Analyst, and now handles the legislative aspect of Government Affairs. While continuing to work at CWC, Emily began a graduate program at University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2014 and one year later completed her Master’s in Natural Resources and Environmental Law Studies with a concentration in Energy Law and Policy. Emily contacts and confers with members of legislature and other holders of public office to further legislation reflective of CWC's interests. Emily holds certificates from both Auburn University and Harvard Law School in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Negotiation, respectively, and has a great appreciation for the processes of mediation and consensus building.