Emma supports the development and implementation of CQI’s projects and programming, research and development, and product innovation. She also works closely on Q Processing, CQI’s latest initiative that certifies competencies around coffee processing. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Botany, a B.A. in Ecology, and received a post-graduate certificate from the Applied Sensory and Consumer Science Certificate Program.
Prior to joining CQI, Emma served as the science manager for the Specialty Coffee Association, where she focused on creating resources for the membership, including the revision of the Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel. Before coming to the coffee industry, she worked with a variety of laboratory and field research projects in plant physiology, biology, ecology, enology, and climate change science.