A few years prior to joining Franklin Land Trust, Emily Johnson worked with the Student Conservation Association to build a bridge at Guyette Farm, where she fell in love with the Hilltown community and Mrs. Guyette’s raspberry patch. As she continued to volunteer with FLT, EmJ received her graduate degree from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and subsequently worked in stewardship at Genesee Land Trust in upstate New York. She grew up in suburban New Jersey, where she inadvertently discovered the perils of land development and large-scale struggles to connect with the natural world.
EmJ enjoys being a part of the land stewardship team and assists with easement monitoring, stewardship planning, volunteer outreach, resource mapping, trail planning, and landowner education. When not at work, she enjoys cooking, hiking, and bike riding.