Emma Brentjens is a climate change writer at LeafScore. She is passionate about environmental science, photography, and writing. She recently graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies from Davidson College. Her undergraduate thesis investigated the relationship between land use, water quality, and algal community composition in the Albemarle Sound, North Carolina. She worked on Davidson’s newspaper, The Davidsonian, as a staff writer and later as a news editor during her senior year.
Emma is an ORISE intern at the EPA assisting with microplastic and cyanobacteria research and previously interned with the National Audubon Society. In 2019, she attended the School for Field Studies in Kenya, where she studied wildlife ecology and conservation. She plans to pursue a Master’s degree in environmental management or science communication.
In her free time, Emma enjoys reading, hiking, and taking photos of wildlife.