Emily Courtney, SEI
Emily Courtney is the director of the education and workforce development initiatives at SEI, a nonprofit organization that works to build leaders to drive sustainability solutions. At SEI she manages holistic school programs designed to make it easy and affordable to green school facilities while engaging students in energy conservation, education, and leadership. Emily has managed programs ranging from high school energy auditing internships to county-wide zero waste school initiatives. She has led curriculum development and teacher training in an array of sustainability fields, including solar design, green transportation, energy auditing, financial analysis for sustainability projects, climate change, and biomimicry. Emily has a background in environmental, job skills, and entrepreneurship education. Prior to joining SEI, she was the director of green technology education at Laney College in Oakland. Her focus is serving individuals and communities at the dynamic intersection of our economic, ecological, and social justice goals. Emily holds an MBA in sustainable enterprise from the GreenMBA program at Dominican University and a BA from Whitman College.
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