Emily Wasley serves as the Director of Cadmus’ Climate Security, Adaptation, and Resilience (CSAR) Initiative, an integrated and interdisciplinary effort that leverages the firm’s technical, strategy, and modeling expertise to help our clients reduce their carbon footprint, understand risks and vulnerabilities, and identify the most appropriate solutions and opportunities to prepare, adapt, and thrive in a changing climate. Emily has more than 10 years of experience working with a variety of private, nonprofit, academic, and government organizations on domestic and international climate change research, policy, and strategy. Her expertise lies within the climate adaptation and resilience space—conducting exercises, translating science, and identifying co-benefits and dual adaptation and mitigation strategies to enhance community resilience.
Through her role as director of CSAR, Emily plans and leads projects to prepare for and respond to the impacts of global and climate change for federal, regional, state, and local governments and organizations. This involves providing expertise on issues such as climate impacts, risks, and adaptation under various future scenarios affected by global climate change. She leads integrated project teams with a range of technical, scientific, and policy expertise.
In her previous role as the Inform Decisions and Adaptation Science Program Manager for the U.S. Global Change Research Program (overseen by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy), Emily served as a science translator for Federal agencies developing their Agency Adaptation Plans, technical climate expert supporting the Administration’s Preparedness Pilots, and contributing author of the Third National Climate Assessment’s Adaptation Chapter.
Emily is certified as a Change Management Advanced Practitioner (CMAP) from Georgetown University and Decision Making for Climate Change professional from the University of Washington. She holds an M.A. in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy from The George Washington University and a B.A. in Public Policy and Environmental Studies from Hamilton College. Emily also serves as an Adjunct Fellow for the American Security Project and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Resilience Working Group.