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 path 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, reading and writing, and spending time with her cuddly
calico cat, Cedar. Emma is so excited to be back at Wolf Trap NP for a second CVA term!