Emily Irish
Emily Irish

Partner, Communications

Emily Irish (she/her) builds the communications around Willamette Partnership’s efforts and impacts. In order to be good collaborators, she firmly believes we have to be good communicators with our partners and communities. By managing the Partnership’s digital and print content including our Counting on the Environment Blog, she amplifies the work of the Partnership and its partners. Emily has a background in design which she implements towards visual storytelling, ArcGIS Story Maps, and reporting.

Before joining the Partnership, Emily was the Integrated Planning Coordinator for Clean Water Services, focusing on visual communications with internal strategy and team integration. She has a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Graphic Design from the University of Redlands. In her free time, Emily enjoys textile weaving and finding the next hiking adventure throughout the Pacific Northwest.

“To help reach the goals and intended outcomes of the communities and partners we work with, it’s critical to have clear communications from the beginning of any process. Communications build much of the relationships, trust, and cohesion amongst a collaborative. As a visual learner, I’ve seen the power design can provide – whether process, reporting, or visual – communication can have a lasting impact.”