BOSTON—In June, NELC welcomed scientist and environmental activist Emily Van Auken as our team’s new Paralegal and Office Administrator.

Emily is a 2018 graduate of Stonehill College with a degree in environmental science. While in school, she participated in a study abroad program in Iceland and Greenland focusing on climate change in the arctic. She also received a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship, and worked at a NOAA research office in Seattle. During her senior year, Emily facilitated and taught a course at Stonehill of her own invention entitled, “Communicating Climate Change: There is no Planet B.”

Through these experiences, Emily learned that her interest lies in the implementation and enforcement of environmental regulations, a revelation that led her to apply to NELC. “I love that I have the opportunity to work for an organization that actively promotes some of my core beliefs,” she noted.