As a Policy Associate at the Public Health and Tobacco Policy Center, Emily assists local governments pursuing public health policies, including tobacco controls, and provides policy research for other public health topics, including regulations of packaged beverages. Emily earned her M.S. through the Agriculture, Food and Environment program at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Boston. Her research and published works at the Friedman School focused on local produce in Massachusetts farmers’ markets, sustainability in the 2015 dietary guidelines, and community food security. Prior to joining the Center, Emily provided research assistance at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, at the Friedman School, and at Food Tank: The Food Think Tank. Her academic interests include community food security, healthy food retail, and urban agriculture. In addition to her work at the Center, Emily serves in a volunteer capacity as the Development Coordinator for Everett Community Growers, an urban agriculture and food justice group serving Everett, MA.