Emma Pautz is a rising Junior at Barrington High School in Barrington, Rhode Island. She has been an intern for Clean Ocean Access since May 2023. Emma has been passionate about environmentalism for several years. She initially started her environmental work in middle school when she met with her principal to ask that the school take steps to be more environmentally conscious. Soon after, she created a non-profit organization, Barrington Environmental Establishment, with the goal of educating members of her community on climate change and what they can do to help. Emma has also started composting at her middle school and high school, assisted in organizing the Rhode Island College Compost Conference, and worked with her town to create a compost drop-off location in her community. Since a young age, Emma has known that she wants to dedicate her life to mitigating climate change and its effects. Her goal is to create solutions in her community. She is very much looking forward to the impact she can make by joining the Advocacy Project team.