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Emma Ruffin

Boulder.Earth // Desert Raven Design
Director // Founder
Boulder, CO
Emma Ruffin is a wearer of many hats: as the founder and head “Scribe” of Desert Raven Design, she embodies deep listening, presence and co-creation—allowing the collective intelligence of groups to emerge, which she then captures in storyboard form, transforming meetings and conferences through her art. As a community organizer and Director of Boulder.Earth, a site that connects people and organizations for climate action, she collaborates and facilitates across sectors for collective impact. A lover of problem solving, Emma employs permaculture design principles (certified twice-over!) and Theory U into her everyday work, art and play. She currently serves as curator with the Global Shapers Boulder Hub. She also serves as a board member with 350 Colorado. In the past Emma has served as a fellow with MIT's Climate CoLab Program.