WRC Welcomes Two New Staff Members
Windham Regional Commission recently hired two new staff members, Emily Davis and Erica Roper, to work in the areas of water quality, GIS, and transportation.
Emily Davis comes to the Windham Regional Commission with a scientific understanding of the environment combined with a holistic approach to problem-solving, and is passionate about community sustainability. Holding a MS in Ecological Design and a BS in Environmental Geochemistry, she has also earned certificates in the Sustainable Design/Build field. Both professionally and as part of her degree programs, she has experience in landscape design, master planning, watershed planning, and ecological design.
She lives with her husband and dog at their off-grid homestead in Brattleboro; and is a lover of rock climbing, tacos, and chocolate.
Erica Roper started on November 28th as a transportation planner at the WRC. Erica became interested in multi-modal transportation systems while pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Design and Urban Studies University of Massachusetts Amherst where she graduated magna cum laude in 2010. After completing her undergraduate studies, Erica worked as the Junior Project Manager for the engineering division of the Department of Traffic, Parking and Transportation for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Erica completed her Masters in Sustainability Management from Columbia University in 2013 and continues to pursue her Masters of Regional Planning part time at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. While pursuing her Master in Sustainability Management Erica worked at HR&A Advisors Inc. a Real Estate, Economic Development, consulting firm where she supported innovative transportation, open space, and climate resiliency projects. Erica believes that learning is a lifelong process and is passionate about building more physically, economically, socially sustainable, and climate resilient transportation systems and communities. Erica is familiar with the Windham region through her experience as a social and ritual dancer in the area including Contra, Tango, Morris and Rapper dancing and is excited to learn more about this unique region.