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Emily Holleran

Emily Holleran

Instructor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


  • Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Instructor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures


Emily Holleran is a college sustainability and environmental management instructor who focuses on the system elements of sustainability. She has a graduate degree in sustainability from Harvard University and has been awarded two graduate certificates within the field. Emily’s research interests include sustainable food systems, agroecology, and economically evaluating environmental amenities. She has advised for several organizations within the global food system and has served as the Vice-chair of a local food policy network. Prior to her graduate work, she worked as a supply chain management consultant for nine years, which gave her the foundation on which to understand and effectively apply systems thinking in a variety of settings.


  • MA, Sustainability, Harvard University
  • Environmental Policy and International Development Graduate Certificate, Harvard University
  • BS, Information Systems and Operations Management Economics, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
  • Local Food Systems Professional Development Certificate, North Carolina State University

Thesis (Masters)


Holleran, E. 2017. Increasing Livestock Consumption and Its Impact on Climate Change Mitigation Targets. MS Thesis. Harvard University Extension School. (link )