Emily Powell grew up in Lancaster, Ohio and from a young age she was taught an appreciation for nature. Emily graduated from Ohio University where she studied Field Ecology with a focus of Plant Biology. Before moving to North Carolina, she worked as a Stewardship Assistant with the Ohio Natural Areas and Preserves Association doing habitat management & restoration of nature preserves across the state. She loved doing this work and is thrilled to now be the Stewardship Associate for Conserving Carolina! She hopes to continue learning about plants, conservation, and sustainably managing the natural land in WNC. In her free time she enjoys hiking, yoga, art projects, and foraging.