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Celebrating Our One Year Anniversary!

Updated: Apr 2, 2021

Environment, Science, and Policy Advisors was formed one year ago today on March 1, 2020. What a year it has been!

That first week of March 2020, we organized ESP Advisors' first "fly-in" with a client. It was full of racing around the Capitol grounds, engaging with Members of Congress and their staff in back to back meetings, and finishing the day with receptions across town and debriefings over drinks at the Monocle (a beloved bar just steps from the Senate offices). It was the good old days of advocacy. COVID-19 was a major concern, and we were elbow bumping and using copious amounts of hand sanitizer, but we had no idea what was coming.

The last week of in-person Hill meetings, 2020

A week later, the shutdowns began, and consequently our transition to a virtual world.

We've spent this year mastering communications and remote advocacy in this new normal. We hosted virtual happy hours with compelling speakers, conducted virtual "fly-ins," held Congressional briefings, managed important projects, and grew our relationships.

Building community in virtual spaces

Despite the challenges the past 12 months have presented, ESP Advisors has grown exponentially. With lots of hard work, flexibility, and grit, we achieved outstanding wins for our clients, including getting their legislation signed into law, growing their appropriations, and crafting messaging and strategy to raise important issues with policy leaders.

Filming documentaries with NOAA leadership

We started with a team of one and are now a team of seven (and counting) - with each new addition bringing their unique and considerable skills and expertise to bear for our clients.

With clients ranging from international bodies to small startups with big visions, we are honored to be a part of their teams and support their missions.

I'm proud of how far we've come, humbled by our fantastic clients and the trust they put in us, and excited for what comes next.

Thank you for being on the journey with us!

Emily Patrolia

Founder & President

Environment, Science, and Policy Advisors

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