Emily joined CSF in September of 2019 as the Policy and Communications Coordinator, but previously served as a CSF Brad Rowse Policy Fellow in 2017. In her role, Emily carries-out communication and media relations for CSF, oversees, edits, and writes content for the website and other mediums related to sportsmen’s policy, and communicates the mission, vision and values that CSF seeks to share with audiences beyond the halls of government.
Emily earned her bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism and minor in political science from Virginia Tech, where she served as the Media Officer for the Bass Fishing Team. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Strategic Communication & Public Relations from Purdue University. She is a member of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA), and has also contributed content for Realtree.com, Sporting Classics Magazine, and the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries.
Growing up in Virginia, Emily is most passionate about turkey hunting in the eastern woodland, fly fishing, and creating unique fare with the wild game she harvests.
Your opinion counts
Recently, Virginia has proposed legislation that would make the punishment for poaching, in their state, a 1-5 year prison sentence through HB-449. Poaching undermines the social acceptance of hunters, jobs, recreation, local and state economies, and conservation efforts. How should poachers be punished?Vote Here
- By sentencing them to jail time. (36.84%)
- By giving them a cash fine. (11.58%)
- By banning their hunting and fishing privileges and their ability to buy the necessary licenses. (15.79%)
- By putting them on a probation period. (1.05%)
- There should be some discretion in the penalties depending on the motivations for the poaching incident. (34.74%)