Emily Martin – National Wildlife Federation, Director of Conservation Partnerships

Emily Martin is the National Wildlife Federation’s Director of Conservation Partnerships (DCP) for Alaska, California, and Hawai’i. Emily enjoys having the opportunity to elevate local conservation issues to the national stage in the hopes of passing policies and directing funding toward protecting native wildlife.

Emily was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she saw the impacts of the climate crisis firsthand as traditionally snowy winters have become increasingly mild while summer temperatures now regularly hit new heights. Witnessing the changes in climate prompted Emily to attend the School of Environmental Studies which led her to pursue a degree in Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Emily was awarded a Bacon Environmental Leadership Scholarship from the Harvard Kennedy School and completed a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership.

Emily spent the last decade working as the Federal Climate Policy Manager at a youth-led climate justice nonprofit whose mission is to get young people involved in passing bold, equitable, and science-based climate policies. After deciding that she wanted to pivot her focus to state-level and local issues, she is excited to join the National Wildlife Federation as a DCP which blends federal, state, and local conservation advocacy efforts.