Emily has always approached problem-solving by trying to understand different perspectives and staying curious. Whether it’s rock climbing, learning how to fly fish or solving Hanayama puzzles, she believes in the importance of being a lifelong learner.
Growing up in Boulder, Colorado, Emily’s curiosity developed naturally—particularly when exploring the outdoors. This predisposition remained with her as she moved to Oregon to earn a bachelor’s degree in international studies with a minor in geography from the University of Oregon (Sco Ducks!). It was there she learned how GIS could be used to take complicated information and make it accessible to decision makers.
After graduation, Emily moved to the city, where she went from a Portland data visualization firm that worked with non-profits to standing up a data and analytics program for the City of Portland’s 311 program. Now, as an analytics consultant for InterWorks, Emily is excited to use her curiosity and ability to see from multiple points of view to help clients get the most out of their data.
When she’s not at work, Emily is likely trying to get outside (climbing, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding), painting or taking care of her 20+ houseplants. Because if you can’t be outside, the next-best thing is to bring the outside indoors … right?