Emily Franc

Board Member (2020-2023)

V.P. of Development & Philanthropy at Potomac Riverkeeper Network; former Anacostia Riverkeeper

Emily Franc spent years working on Capitol Hill for a prominent member of the House Energy and Environment Committee, as well as for various international agencies and non-profits. Emily was the Riverkeeper for Anacostia Riverkeeper. She was responsible for managing programs that limit pollution from the waters of the Anacostia River watershed; educating the public on water quality issues; and increasing public awareness of our local waterways. Through her passion for volunteerism, she has regularly participated in riverbank cleanups and wetlands restoration projects all over the world. Emily received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from California State University, Hayward and her Masters of Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University. Emily believes in lifelong learning, and has an insatiable curiosity.  An avid explorer and world traveler, this Maryland native has called the Potomac River watershed home for most of her life, and enjoys fishing, hiking, boating, and any opportunity to be out on the water.