Over the last decade, Emily has been involved in various conservation GIS projects across the western US. Her experience ranges from tracking wildlife and identifying potential wildlife corridors to assisting with recreation, land use, and conservation planning, in addition to mapping invasive plant infestations. Emily is a proponent of using GIS to make the world a better place for all beings, and uses social media to connect with like-minded people. Founder of #gistribe, an online community of geo-professionals, her other interests include blogging, tweeting, and organizing online events for geo-enthusiasts. Emily is putting her skills to use helping Friends of the Verde River manage data and map invasive plant treatments to help preserve and restore the Verde’s unique riparian ecosystem.