International Speaker Series
Join Emily Meyerson on her journey through Malaysian Borneo. She will share her experience of the beautiful culture, unique flora and fauna, amazing landscapes, interesting history and delicious food. The adventure starts in the charming Cat City of Kuching; goes into the largest cave system in the world at Mulu National Park; treks through the rainforest along a former Headhunter’s trail; and hikes to the top of Mt. Kinabalu, the highest peak in SE Asia. Come learn about the islands unique history and culture as well as the incredible wildlife including Orangutans and Proboscis monkeys.
Emily Meyerson is a Community Planner who has helped to plan, develop and manage a 280+ mile network of multi-use trails in Northern Michigan and is currently helping to solve the local Housing Crisis. Emily’s professional passion is advocating for livable small towns and creating safe, healthy and walkable communities. Her personal passion is travelling, both locally afar, with adventures taking her to six continents. Emily learns more about herself and her purpose when she is away from routine and puts herself just on the edge of uncomfortable.
Emily grew up in the Detroit area and has two degrees from the University of Michigan, a Master of Urban Planning and a Bachelor of Arts. She also earned a Professional Certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution through a Rotary Fellowship. Emily is self-declared trail nerd and you can often find her exploring the outdoors hiking, biking, skiing, canoeing or camping.