Emily Forbes works only a few miles from where she grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina.
As a Project Manager for ONE Environmental Group, she likes that she’s able to do a bit of everything, including erosion and sediment control audits for construction sites, due diligence and stormwater pollution prevention and spill control plans. She’s been with the company since 2013.
“I’m out in the field one or two days a week, and I love that,” Emily says. “I’ve stayed at ONE because I really like the team. I especially like the leaders. They’re great to work for. The ONE team isn’t just lip service. They really live it.”
An AP environmental science course led her to major in environmental technology and management at North Carolina State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science.
A study abroad program she completed in summer 2011 in Sweden, Finland and Estonia focused on forestry, energy, agriculture and water resources.
Emily never wanted to leave the outdoors as a youngster, growing up with her identical twin sister, Amelia, as her favorite playmate.
She recently discovered cooking as a hobby but spends most of her free time romping outdoors with her black Labrador, Banjo. They enjoy Olmstead Place State Park and Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia. Emily is engaged and planning a fall 2021 wedding.