Emily Sturdivant is a geospatial analyst who uses remote sensing to study how forests, and the carbon within them, are changing. She hopes that monitoring forest degradation and growth can contribute to solving the climate crisis.
Sturdivant’s past research has examined the causes and effects of climate change on the Arctic water system and Atlantic coast, incorporating the use of satellite radar data and analysis across various scales—from single beaches to large regional forests. She considers conducting sound science to be just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to addressing climate change, and is eager to contribute her skill set in ways that promote climate justice.
Sturdivant holds an M.Sc. in Geographic Information Science and B.A. from| Clark University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her cats, playing soccer and creating pottery.