Emma is a Ph.D. student at the University of New Hampshire in the Natural Resources & Earth Systems Science program. She holds a B.S. in Geology from Western Washington University and an M.S. in Earth Sciences: Geology from UNH. She uses geochemistry to study magma dynamics beneath Aleutian volcanoes and remote sensing data to study the spectral signatures of volcanic products for the improvement of ash detection models specific to Aleutian volcanoes. Additionally, she intends for her research to be accessible and relevant to Alaska Natives and elevate Native voices in hazard mitigation and adaptation planning.