Emily Brott directs the fundraising and communications department at Our Family Services, a social services non-profit in Tucson Arizona. Emily has 13 years of experience leading US-Mexico collaborative water restoration projects with her former employer, Sonoran Institute. In 2015, Emily led a team that re-discovered the endangered Gila Topminnow in the Santa Cruz River for the first time in over a decade.
Emily is the recipient of Tucson’s prestigious 40 under 40 award, and is a respected leader and activist in Tucson and the Colorado River Delta. She recently completed her MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Emily holds an M.S. in Environmental Sciences from Lund University in Sweden and a B.A. in Biology from Harvard University. Emily has published articles about Colorado River Delta restoration and water conservation finance mechanisms in peer-reviewed publications. She is fluent in Spanish and German, with basic skills in Swedish.
2016 marks Emily’s first year of formal board service—she is on the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Board and is honored to join Carpe Diem West’s Board of Directors. Emily is particularly excited to integrate her work with disadvantaged communities in the social services world to her passion for watershed restoration and water justice.