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Senior Endangered Species Conservation Biologist
Freshwater Mussel Lead
Photo of staff member Emilie Blevins kayaking on a stream in the Pacific Northwest

Emilie holds a master's of science in biology from Kansas State University and a bachelor's degree in biology from Berea College. Her professional experience includes more than 10 years working in biological research, conservation, and restoration. Her recent work ranges widely, from surveying for high alpine stoneflies, to snorkeling rivers to observe freshwater mussel populations. In her current role, Emilie also serves as the lead on freshwater mussel conservation work at Xerces.