National Drought Mitigation Center

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Emily Case-Buskirk

Communications Specialist

About Emily

Emily joined the NDMC team in June 2023. She is passionate about applying her multimedia skillset to environmental communications and collaborating with researchers to inform the public.  

At the NDMC, she is responsible for creating and coordinating content for publications, reports and digital communications. This includes writing news articles, editing technical summaries, managing the quarterly DroughtScape newsletter and providing communications-related support for various projects.  

Emily earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a writing emphasis from Hastings College in 2014 and a master's in Journalism and Mass Communications from UNL in 2018. Her background in media and communications includes experience working at the Norfolk Daily News, the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy and the UNL Department of Biological Systems Engineering. Her work has appeared in publications including the Lincoln Journal Star, Nebraska Life magazine and Grand Island Independent.  

Outside of work, Emily enjoys going on bike adventures with her spouse, exploring the Lincoln community, trying new recipes and spending time with her pets.