About Emily's Work

Emily Li is a second-year Master of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning student at Tufts University studying community wealth building in immigrant & BIPOC communities through economic and climate justice. She is currently a Rappaport Public Policy Fellow working with the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement working on community-based participatory action research and worker cooperative ecosystems. She is an alum of the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry and holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies with minors in Urban Forestry and Environmental Writing & Rhetoric. 

Emily previously served as a Clean Energy & Climate Intern at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council conducting municipal climate action plan outreach, regional cool roofs stakeholder engagement, and building decarbonization research. She also served as a Climate Justice Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies developing reports on the rise of false solutions to climate change and highlighting real solutions from grassroots organizations. Emily also worked at UPROSE as a Climate Justice Fellow building community resilience and response for extreme weather events.