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Emily Patrolia

Founder and CEO

Emily Patrolia is the Founder & CEO of ESP Advisors, and together with her team, combines environmental science expertise, strategic policy engagement, and communications prowess to drive success for their clients.


Most recently, Emily was Director of Sustainability at Invariant Government Relations, helping fortune 500 companies lead on environmental issues and influencing U.S. policy through advocacy, partnerships, and data-driven solutions. She advised clients on food, agriculture, trade, and environmental and ocean policy.

Before that, at Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc., Emily helped lead technology programming to improve maritime security and ocean health globally, while using strategic policy and storytelling to garner public and political support on key ocean and climate issues in the U.S. and internationally.


While in Congress, Emily served as staff on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation where she spearheaded legislation and guided priorities at the National  Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Coast Guard, among others.


Emily received her Master’s in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island and her Bachelor's from the University of Delaware.

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