Emily Williams

Graduate Student Researcher


Emily is a Ph.D. student in Geography. Her research interests are in the interdisciplinary study of climate science, social science, policy, and law. More specifically, her doctoral research is focused on the science of climate accountability – bringing together climate attribution research, vulnerability assessments, and carbon accounting, all within the research program of climate justice. She holds a B.S. in environmental studies from UCSB, and has worked in various climate change movement spaces, including involvement in the youth component of the UNFCCC conferences and as a staff campaign director for fossil fuel divestment. She also participates in several programs of scholar advocacy, as a cofounder of the Climate Justice Project and a steering committee member of 350 Santa Barbara, a community-based climate movement.