Emily’s love for the Grand Canyon and the Colorado plateau began on a river trip in Grand Canyon in 2002 as a volunteer studying native fish, where she vowed to make a career out of protecting this unique landscape.
Emily has been working for the Grand Canyon Trust, an environmental non-profit organization based in Flagstaff, AZ, since 2010. After spending 8 years leading volunteers on field trips across the southwest doing conservation work, in 2019 Emily Thompson transitioned into a new role as the Trust's Engagement and Outreach Manager, connecting with supporters and advocates across the Colorado Plateau.
With an M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, she is passionate about connecting people to spectacular places on the Colorado Plateau and thus creating lifelong stewards and advocates for the land.