Emily is a traveling photographer, teacher, and communications specialist dedicated to the cultivation of community both online and IRL. For the past 7 years, she’s dedicated her lifestyle, post getting clean from alcohol and drugs to exploring how vastly different communities can work together on housing solutions. This was a direct result of seeing first hand the correlation between addiction and homelessness. This has meant living in and managing some untraditional spaces such as shared housing, a trailer, on the road, office floors, shared rooms, and more recently a favela in Rio de Janeiro. Her studies three years ago at the University of Oregon in public policy led her to an internship opportunity in Rio with Favela Experience (Favex) where she began to explore how Rio’s neglected neighborhoods create sustainable housing solutions while cultivating thriving community networks. Go Travel and Talk's pursuit of creating a platform for shared resources on responsible travel and tourism has been a great fit for a partnership. In September of 2020 Emily is excited to be starting a new chapter of adventure by cycling from Argentina to Canada. You can catch more of her traveling stories including the preparations for the upcoming epic adventure at @eatpraybike or through her website, Eat Pray Bike.