Emily McGlynn

Emily McGlynn  is an expert on climate, energy, and environmental policy, focusing on land use and land management issues. Currently a PhD student in the University of California Davis’ Agriculture and Resource Economics department, Emily previously served as Deputy Associate Director for Energy and Climate Change in the Obama White House. In this capacity she was a lead author of the U.S. Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization. Emily also served as Senior Adviser to the Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern at the U.S. Department of State, leading on high priority international initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including bilateral cooperation with China. Emily has supported investment in environmental markets as Director for Strategy and Policy at The Earth Partners, a company identifying private sector solutions to land restoration. As a German Foreign Ministry-supported Transatlantic Fellow at the Technische Universitaet Berlin and Ecologic Institute, Emily developed climate and environmental policy recommendations for the European Commission and other public and private sector stakeholders. She has a background in biology and economics from Bryn Mawr College and Johns Hopkins University