Community Development Officer, Climate Specialist
Projects

Emma uses her interdisciplinary background to support people and organizations in their sustainability efforts. She currently leads the Island Institute's energy team and climate work, where she guides communities to transition to cleaner, more resilient, and more affordable energy.

Before joining the Island Institute, Emma served to address environmental sustainability locally and globally in a variety of settings, including managing student and alumni activities at the University of Michigan's business and environment program; running energy generation models and emerging clean technologies research in the renewable energy team at Pacific Gas and Electric; leading the International Finance Corporation's internal sustainability efforts; teaching environmental education to kids in Maine and Cape Cod; and building fundraising campaigns for a community bicycle repair nonprofit. She received an AB in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University, and an MBA/MS in Environment & Resources from Stanford University.

Originally from a small fishing town in Nova Scotia, Emma enjoys biking for transportation and travel. 

Work: (207) 594-9209 ext. 115

Email: ewendt@islandinstitute.org