Emily Frisan


Emily is a Master’s student at the George Washington University studying Geography, with emphasis researching sustainable agriculture and food systems. She specializes in food access for urban areas and hopes to work with community groups, NGOs and schools across the country to increase the number of fresh food items available in communities. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Geography and Multimedia Journalism at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona in Los Angeles County, where she conducted various research on perspectives of aquaculture in the United States with NOAA, socioeconomic access to farmers markets in California, and in media and politics’ attention dedicated to missing women of color during the Gaby Petito case. She currently also works at GW as a communications and marketing assistant to the MS THEM program and Department of Geography to increase her experience working with multimedia and science communication.