Emma Cotter

Development Assistant CLF Massachusetts

Emma Cotter is CLF’s Development Assistant. In this position, she supports the Development Department through gift processing, coordinating donor acknowledgements, and answering donor questions over the phone and through email.

Through working in Boston with CLF, Emma is fulfilling a lifelong dream of living in New England. She grew up in New York State and completed her undergraduate degree in Ohio at The College of Wooster, where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science. While in college, she researched how minority candidate’s intersectional identities affect their use of race and gender issue ownership campaign strategies. She also completed a variety of internships, where she worked on projects centered on rural transportation equity, workforce reentry after a period of incarceration, and nonprofit management in the education sector.

In her free time, Emma enjoys cooking, crafting, and exploring her community.


Recent Posts

6 Ways to Make Vermont’s Climate Action Plan Better
Transformational. Game-changing. Equitable. When Vermont unveils its Climate Action Plan in December, let’s make sure those are the words used to describe it – because there’s a lot resting on the outcome. The climate crisis is already here. Droughts and extreme weather are more common, putting stress on our water, land, and communities. Will the…
Our Explainer on What Just Happened on the Boston Waterfront
In early April, a Massachusetts Superior Court judge threw out a 2018 state plan intended to guide development along a section of Boston’s waterfront that stretches from Long Wharf to the old Northern Avenue Bridge. The process that led to that Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan violated decades-old laws governing the city’s waterfront – including…
Here’s What a Clean, Equitable Future Should Look Like in New England
An earlier version of this article was posted in October 2020. We all have a vision of what we want for our community. But the harsh reality is that those of us who live in low-income, immigrant, and communities of color have less agency to create that vision than those of us in whiter, wealthier…
What Do We Mean by Environmental Justice?
An earlier version of this article was posted in October 2020. For decades, low-income, immigrant, and communities of color across New England have been overburdened by air pollution from power plants, congested highways, and industrial facilities. These same burdens resulted in COVID-19 and its associated economic crisis taking a much heavier toll on these communities…
Building Communities That Thrive: A Conversation with Dr. Thea James
In the United States, your zip code is a powerful predictor of how long you live. For someone in Newton, Massachusetts, life expectancy extends well into the 90s. But drive just an hour south to New Bedford, and you’ll find it drops to an average of just 68 years old.  It’s tempting to boil down…

 

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