Emma was born and raised in central Vermont. Her childhood in the Green Mountains fostered in her a passion for the natural world. She is always trying to immerse herself in nature, whether it be through hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, teaching at local “Earth Camps,” or just climbing a particularly friendly-looking tree. Emma loves to travel and finds great beauty in both the grand and the mundane. Her thirst for adventure found her, as a student, on Sea|mester’s Spring 2015 voyage with Ocean Star. This experience left her infatuated with boat life, and she later stayed on to work on the boat.