Emily Hovis is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences. She is an environmental health professional with experience in public education, food safety and environmental compliance. Emily currently serves as the coordinator for the food safety subject matter expert group for the Washington state food waste prevention plan (Use Food Well Washington) that aims to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030. She is also an active member of the Conference for Food Protection food recovery committee and was actively involved in the 2021-22 Washington State Retail Food Code (WAC 246-215) rule revision process. She is passionate about promoting environmental health and public service as a career path. Emily earned her MS and BS in Biology from Sonoma State University and now teaches in the field of food safety and zoonotic disease.