Emily Wier is a biologist at Dudek, an environmental consulting firm, and also volunteers with SanDiego350.org, a grassroots climate change awareness organization in San Diego County. Her two interests are intertwined, as she sees first-hand through her biological surveys the impacts that continuing development has on the natural world. Her interest in climate change action is driven by concern for species and habitat conservation.
Emily serves as a Steering Committee Member for SanDiego350.org, where she plays a key role in organization management and strategic planning, coalition building, volunteer leadership development, and policy analysis. Emily was recently appointed to the City of San Diego’s Sustainable Energy Advisory Board, where she advocates for renewable, local energy and policies that support those goals. Her professional career with Dudek focuses on habitat and species management, analytical reporting, and special-status species surveys.
Emily Wier graduated from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts where she was involved in different environmental groups while pursuing a B.S. in biology. Her studies enabled her to research habitat conservation and environmental protection in New England, South America, and Africa.
Emily is an avid enthusiast of outdoor activities, and enjoys running, hiking, bicycling, and bird-watching. She is currently preparing to climb Mount Whitney this summer.