emily williams

environmentalist, communications strategist

Emily grew up chasing her family as they were kayaking rivers, climbing peaks, and skiing powder in Central Idaho. Her passion for the environment grew as she did, deepening with every new adventure. When she discovered the rivers were being dammed for hydropower, snow forecasts were predicted to decrease due to climate change, and public lands were threatening to disappear to private interests, she knew she had to take action. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Peace and Justice Studies from Tufts University in 2015. In her current position as Communications Associate with the Sun Valley Institute, she works to increase awareness and inspire action to protect our natural world through public advocacy campaigns. Emily aspires to continue growing an influential community to confront the critical environmental crises of our time, from climate change to water scarcity.

EMILY's Projects

STANDHOPE RUN FOR PUBLIC LANDS

As a runner and outdoor enthusiast, Emily relies on public lands not only to recreate, but for the clean air and water they provide, the inspirational moments found in natural beauty and solitude, and the habitat public lands offer for the other species we share this planet with. In 2017 Emily ran the Standhope Ultramarathon to raise money for the Idaho Conservation League (ICL), a non-profit that works to protect this unspoiled landscape for us and future generations.

Emily's Partner Organizations

Trail Sisters

Trail Sisters is a women’s trail running community and online journal. Trail Sisters mission is to increase women’s participation and opportunity in trail running through inspiration, education and empowerment.