Vice President and Senior Director of State Offices, The Public Interest Network

Started on staff: 2001
B.A., Willamette University
Emily is the senior director for state organizations for The Public Interest Network. She works nationwide with the state group directors for PIRG and Environment America to help them build stronger organizations and achieve greater success. Emily was the executive director for CALPIRG from 2009-2021, overseeing a myriad of CALPIRG campaigns to protect public health, protect consumers in the marketplace, and promote a robust democracy. Emily works in our Oakland, California, office, and loves camping, hiking, gardening and cooking with her family.

It’s a real privilege to do this work.

Posts by Emily Rusch
Photos from the field
Environment Oregon’s Justin Boyles spoke with Oregonians about protecting the Owyhee Canyonlands.


Photos from the field

From Oregon to Pennsylvania, Georgia to Colorado, here's a snapshot of what some of our groups have been up to.

Our 2024 priorities in the states

Clean energy

Our 2024 priorities in the states

During a contentious election year at the federal level, state and local governments have some of the best opportunities to make progress on issues that affect our environment, our health, and the quality of our lives.

The state of play in the states

The state of play in the states

PIRG and Environment America’s networks of state organizations have scored our first big victories of the 2023 state legislative season — and we’re just getting started.

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