Emily Poore is the National Initiatives Program Manager for the Student Conservation Association. SCA's National Initiatives programs aim to address the need for greater workforce diversity in the National Park Service and US Fish and Wildlife Service by providing internship and professional development opportunities for college students. Emily has worked at SCA since 2006 and is also a two-time alumna – serving as an interpretive intern at Arches National Park and a recruiting intern at SCA in 2002. Prior to joining SCA full-time, she worked for a variety of youth serving outdoor education programs in the Northeast. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, baking, reading, knitting, and quilting.