Emily’s contributions have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to creating a more sustainable and environmentally responsible future while maintaining strong connections with the Jewish community. With extensive experience in key roles and a remarkable track record of achievements, Emily has proven to be a true advocate for positive change both inside the Jewish community and more broadly.

In her professional capacity, Emily currently serves as Assistant Director for the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment, and Water, where she plays a pivotal role in shaping the National Waste Policy Action Plan. Her dedication to developing a new performance framework for the plan to ensure its effectiveness and to guide Australia toward a “circular economy” is commendable. Emily’s leadership skills and collaborative approach in this role have been instrumental in addressing the pressing issue of waste management and promoting sustainable practices.

Beyond their professional endeavours, Emily has been actively engaged in volunteer work that further underscores her passion for environmental conservation and community building. As a member of the Abbotsford Riverbankers, she has volunteered her time and expertise to nurture the Yarra riverbank in Abbotsford. She has also provided the group valuable advice on improving their governance practices. Emily has also demonstrated a commitment to educating her community to take effective action on climate change by participating in Climate for Change, a group where volunteers facilitate conversations to foster better discussions on climate change within their community.

Furthermore, Emily’s previous involvement with Hashomer Hatzair for over a decade, including serving as president and head of education, showcases her dedication to Jewish community development and leadership. She has continued to make significant contributions as a member of the Parents and Friends Committee of Hashy, successfully coordinating fundraising activities in 2021 and 2022. Her commitment to strengthening community bonds and supporting fundraising initiatives is truly commendable.

Emily’s significant achievements reflect her outstanding effort and contributions to those around her. Notably she was awarded the Chaim Nachman Bialik award at Bialik Collage, the highest accolade given to a Year 12 student for significant contribution to life of the college. Subsequently her exceptional academic achievement as the top graduate in Environmental Science at the University of Melbourne, with a focus on environmental problem solving and risk management in the urban environment, further exemplifies her dedication to environmental sustainability.

Emily is a passionate advocate for sustainability, environmental responsibility, and community engagement. Their multifaceted contributions in professional roles, volunteer endeavors make them an exemplary candidate for recognition. I am confident that their future aspirations will continue to inspire positive change within our community and broader society.