Em Martin Brott

Board Member

Em Martin Brott is Chief Development Officer at Our Family Services, the largest housing provider for homeless families and youth in Tucson Arizona. Em has 13 years of experience leading US-Mexico collaborative water restoration projects with her former employer, Sonoran Institute. In 2015, Em led a team that re-discovered the endangered Gila Topminnow in the Santa Cruz River for the first time in over a decade. Em 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 completed her MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and holds an M.S. in Environmental Sciences from Lund University in Sweden. Her B.A. is in Biology from Harvard University. Em has published articles about Colorado River Delta restoration and water conservation finance mechanisms in peer-reviewed publications. Em is honored to be on Carpe Diem West’s Board of Directors, and is particularly devoted to the intersection of homelessness and watershed restoration/water justice.