Emma Kerr is the Smith College sustainability coordinator, working with students, faculty and staff to promote sustainable development on the campus and beyond. Combining her love of the outdoors and passion for working with people, Kerr has devoted her career to promoting environmental and sustainability education and outreach.
Her background includes positions with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Virginia as visitors' service park ranger and as a marine science educator. She also worked as the natural science education specialist at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, conducting programs for all ages in such areas as chemistry, reptiles and pond exploration.
Kerr expanded her interest in the science and technology of sustainability as an EcoFellow at the Center for EcoTechnology, where she led community programs and workshops to improve energy efficiency in homes.
She earned a bachelor's degree in environmental science and journalism from American University in Washington, D.C. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking and kayaking.