Emma Ervolina (Glacier)
Emma grew up in New York’s Hudson Valley surrounded by a playground of trees, rocks, and ice cold streams. She earned her B.S. in Geology at the College of Saint Rose in 2014, where she had opportunities to study glaciers on the Juneau Icefield, paleo landslides in the southwest, and microplastic pollution in northeastern waterways. Feeling the need to share her passion for environmental conservation with the next generation of scientists, Emma packed up her car and drove out to California to become a naturalist intern at Sierra Outdoor School in 2015. Here she had the opportunity to work alongside some incredible educators, soaking up their knowledge and developing her own teaching style. Emma has since worked for other outdoor schools in NY and CA, but eventually found her way back to SOS where she is excited to work with an exceptional team and continue sharing her knowledge and passions with students. In her free time Emma can be found hiking, camping, cross country skiing, paddleboarding, roller skating, finding secret swimming holes and hot springs, playing the fiddle, foraging wild edibles, or playing board games with friends.