Lea Emery was born and raised in Western Massachusetts and now that she has followed family to the Pacific Northwest, she has lived in all four corners of the United States. As a Francophile, she pursued a degree in French Language and Culture, followed by studies in education and business. Lea joined the Non-GMO Project after nearly two decades as an admissions and financial aid administrator at a New England boarding school (also her alma mater). At the school, she was part of a community that put values into action, including having a working farm and promoting sustainability (its dining services recently attained a Three-Star Green Certified Restaurant designation by the Green Restaurant Association). After working to provide the next generation access to a top-notch education tackling global concerns, Lea is eager to work in an organization directly addressing these concerns.