Emil Tsao is the Special Projects Coordinator for the Master's in Leadership for Sustainability program at the UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. He is also a PhD student in the Rubenstein School and holds a M.S. in Environmental Thought and Culture from UVM and a B.A. in Sociology from Boston College. He works at the intersection of theory and practice and is interested in leadership practices and change-making work that creates conditions for life to thrive.