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Emily Walsh

Emily Walsh

Policy Advisor


Clean Energy

Office Location

Carson City, Nevada

Area of Focus

Emily Walsh develops and advances equitable legislative, administrative, and local policy solutions that move the region toward a clean energy economy and address climate change in Nevada. Her position involves working to shape state and local energy policy and increase the state’s participation in global climate change solutions.


Before joining WRA in 2023, Emily worked with a Nevadan government affairs firm that focused on energy, transportation, and conservation. She helped her clients realize their policy goals and provided analytical support to the partners in the firm. Before that, she lived abroad while working on her two master’s degrees. Her experiences living in Germany and Sweden only bolstered her respect for the environment and further recognized the impact of responsible management.

Originally from Reno, Nevada, Emily grew up surrounded by beautiful public lands. She spent her summers swimming in Lake Tahoe and camping in Plumas National Forest. The environment has always been a core part of Emily’s life, and after completing her education, she wanted to use the knowledge and skills that she acquired to protect and preserve the bountiful natural resources we enjoy in the United States.


  • Master of Arts in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz, Germany
    • Specialization in Comparative Public Policy and Quantitative Methods
  • Master of Sciences in Political Science from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of Nevada, Reno

Favorite thing about the West

I love the beauty and variation of all our environments in the West – from high desert to coniferous rainforests, there is something for everyone!

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