Emily Berlant grew up in Grants Pass, Oregon, attended Rogue Community College, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. She is currently studying Environmental Science and Policy at Southern Oregon University where she is also part of the first Rowing Team. She is an elected member of the Talent City Council, serves on the Board of Rogue Climate and on SOU's Sustainability Council. Emily works in 3Degrees' Utility Partnerships sector, coordinating teams for enrolling electricity customers in voluntary renewable energy programs. She has been an active Master Recycler since 2014 and is part of the Talent Zero Waste Team. Emily is passionate about climate action, community engagement, waste management, whitewater rafting, and her dog Java.