State Director, Maryland PIRG; Director, Stop Toxic PFAS Campaign, PIRG

Started on staff: 2005
B.A., Vassar College
Emily directs strategy, organizational development, research, communications and legislative advocacy for Maryland PIRG. Emily has served as the Director of Maryland PIRG and Maryland PIRG Foundation since 2013. Her current priorities are campaigns for consumer energy, toxic free communities, and reducing the role of big money in Maryland elections. During her time in Maryland, she has helped win small donor public financing in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County. She has played a key role in establishing new state laws to protect public health by restricting the use of antibiotics on Maryland farms, require testing for lead in school drinking water and restrict the use of toxic flame retardant and PFAS chemicals. Emily has authored reports on Maryland’s energy efficiency program, PFAS chemicals, and the role of big money in Maryland elections. She lives in Baltimore City with her husband, kids, and dog.