Originally from Chicago, IL Emily was Executive Director and Founder of Galapagos ICE Organization: Immerse Connect Evolve a 501c3 dedicated to improving the health, education and conservation in the Galapagos. She lived in Ecuador, mostly the Galapagos, for more than 10 years working with locals and more than 500 volunteers from around the world. Emily was recognized by the local Mayors office by her efforts, was interviewed for the Dan Rather Reports and featured in the Christian Science Monitor for her work in the Islands. In 2015 she returned to the United States closing Galapagos ICE due to a family tragedy and was very fortunate to find Education Equals Hope. Now Emily lives in York, SC with her husband Teddy, who is from Ecuador. When she opened her new Paolo Cuelho daily planner for 2017 the first quote explained a lot about Emily and her life’s work in helping others “You succeeded in gaining respect for your work because you did not work only to survive, but to demonstrate your love for others.” Feel free to contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org.