Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Emma Hartlaub has always loved the outdoors and the local trails near her hometown, Frederick, MD. Growing up, her family frequently travelled and explored new places, especially parks where she earned an abundance of junior ranger badges and found her love for learning about cultural and natural resources. Emma officially started her NPS journey in 2016 when she served on Catoctin Mountain Park’s summer Youth Conservation Corps where she fell in love with working at public lands. Since then she has worked seasonally at Monocacy National Battlefield, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and Greenbrier State Park.
In 2020, Emma graduated from Cleveland State University with a B.A. in Communications with minors in Anthropology and Non-Profit Administration. During her time in Cleveland she competed for her school’s varsity fencing team, worked with the Ohio Sierra Club, and volunteered frequently in her community. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, writing, and spending time with her cuddly calico cat, Cedar. Emma is so excited to be back in the National Capital area and working with the NPS again, especially at a park she has childhood ties to!