Emily Wayne


Student Affairs Manager (SAM)




B.A. In Environmental Studies and Anthropology
Rollins College (FL, USA)

SFS Alum
Tanzania (Spring '17)

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Sometimes it’s really hard to say where I’m from. I was born in Maryland close to the Chesapeake Bay, but raised in the French West Indies of the Caribbean until the age of 13. I spent five years living in Quebec until I moved back to a warm climate in Florida for college. I initially studied International Relations, but naturally gravitated towards my favorite things – nature and people.

I graduated with a double major in Environmental Studies and Anthropology with a passion for travel, sustainability, and learning about various ways that different cultures use, recycle and dispose of resources. My philosophy sits in that sharing this knowledge can lead to solutions for major environmental issues around the world.

For fun, I’ll be painting (…anything…walls, plates, phones, people), out hiking cool trails or swimming in Florida’s beautiful blue springs, OR taking yoga classes at my favorite studio and teaching classes to friends.

I have cravings for adventure and to work with different peoples from around in order to accumulate knowledge about different ecosystems and cultures. This craving has led me sailing across the Caribbean, backpacking through Southeast Asia, exploring through Argentina and attending field studies in Costa Rica. I attended SFS as a student in 2016 at the Center for Wildlife Management in Tanzania, and started to be interested in environmental education, as I believe education is the root of global change.