Meet Emily: WWA’s New Operations Coordinator!

Photo Credit: Emily Scott (on the land of the Shoshone-Bannock and other nations)

Please join us in welcoming Emily Scott (she/her/hers), our newest team member! As Operations Coordinator, she’ll support and organize staff projects, help manage our membership and outreach program, and support events that celebrate the beauty of winter wildlands.

Her Roots

Emily grew up amidst the enchanting landscapes of Sun Valley, Idaho, where the mountains became her playground and nature her teacher. Skiing, snowshoeing, and camping filled her days, and moments at Redfish or Alturas Lake, surrounded by the stunning Sawtooths, left an indelible connection to the natural world, sparking her lifelong commitment to conservation.

Academic Pursuits

In 2017, Emily moved to Boise to pursue a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies at Boise State. Exploring human/nature interactions, ecology, climate change, and the urgency of environmental protection and restoration, she emerged with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and a Minor in Spanish, ready to make a real impact.

Contributing to Conservation Efforts

Prior to joining WWA, Emily gained valuable experience through various jobs and internships. At Boise State, she conducted research on land use in Thunder Basin National Grassland, deepening our understanding of this unique ecosystem. She also interned at the Peregrine Fund (World Center for Birds of Prey), analyzing California Condor behavior data and fueling her passion for informing sound conservation efforts.

Joining the Winter Wildlands Alliance, Driven by a Shared Vision

Emily’s values align perfectly with our mission.

 “Winter Wildlands Alliance’s mission, values, and commitment to diversity resonate deeply with me. I am driven by a profound belief in the inherent value of nature and the responsibility we share to protect it for all generations and kinds of people, transcending barriers and embracing inclusivity.” –Emily

Working alongside like-minded individuals fills her with purpose and gratitude.

Beyond the Office

When not protecting wildlands and coordinating WWA’s operations, you might find Emily taking a dance class, floating in the Boise River, practicing yoga, hiking the Boise foothills, or camping by a serene lake. Her love for the Boise community and the natural world is a constant source of inspiration.

Reach Out to Emily

At Winter Wildlands Alliance, we believe every individual, like Emily, plays a crucial role in safeguarding our wild places. We’re thrilled to have her on board. Want to connect with Emily and share your passion for nature and conservation? Email her at and let her know what inspires and empowers you to protect our cherished winter wildlands!