Emily Dieringer serves as Community Policy Advocate for Blue Zones Project Dodge County in creating environments that make it easier for everyone to make healthy choices and live longer better. Previous to joining Blue Zones Project, she worked at the Winnebago County Health Department as a Coalition Coordinator and Community Health Strategist engaging in efforts related to smoke-free air, worksite wellness, active communities and health-oriented transportation. She became involved with Blue Zones Project as a resident participating built environment work in 2016. She also worked with an amazing steering committee that coordinate building and opening Phase I of the Gold Star Memorial Trail.

Emily is  a founding member of the Wisconsin Active Communities Alliance and Fox Valley Thrives, both dedicated to creating healthy and equitable community conditions for Wisconsin residents, and was an active member of a steering committee that created the Wisconsin Active Together recognition program which recognizes and supports communities for their commitment to health through growing and promoting their places to walk, bike and be active. She currently serves as Secretary of the Wisconsin Public Health Association and sits on the Leadership Council for healthTIDE.

As someone who loves to move naturally, Emily has taught group exercise since 2001, most notably water aerobics and Zumba. She has also participated in more than a dozen half marathons. She lives in Theresa with her husband and young daughter.