Emilie is a PhD Candidate in the Public Administration and Policy Group and the Environmental Policy Group. Emilie holds an advanced MSc degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from Leiden University, and a dual BA degree in Political Science and History from Rutgers University. Emilie previously worked in the water sector at IHE Delft, and in SIPRI's Climate Change and Risk Programme, where she conducted research on international organizations and their responses to climate-related security risks, Arctic governance and non-state actors.
Emilie's PhD is part of the NWO-VIDI project entitled “High ambitions, (s)low implementation? The politics of tracking adaptation to climate change (2023-2027)." Her research will focus on conceptualizing and empirically investigating the politics of adaptation tracking using a primarily qualitative approach. The project takes a solutions-oriented perspective by co-designing politically sensitive intervention pathways with practitioners, and providing concrete evidence-based insights where and how to intervene in policy processes in order to accelerate the design and execution of adequate and effective frameworks on adaptation tracking.