Emily Walton Percival

Emily is an Associate with a background in policy and financial analysis. Prior to joining BERK, Emily worked for Seattle Public Utilities providing data analysis to inform ongoing racial equity and social justice initiatives, and City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services coordinating communities to advance equity in the urban forest. She uses data and financial analysis to craft innovative solutions for the public good.

Emily received her B.A. with Honors in Politics from Whitman College and her M.P.A. from University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, graduating with a focus in public finance and a certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship from the Foster School of Business. As a graduate consultant, she provided a return-on-investment analysis for a San Francisco technology start-up and a statistical evaluation of Seattle’s Performance-Based Parking Pricing Program.


A Portland native, she spent years teaching outdoor water science for the Multnomah ESD Outdoor School program and galumphing around Alaska’s Kenai River on stream restoration projects. She and her fiance spend their time reading, discussing what to do about dinner, and entreating their dog Daisy to enjoy the park instead their laps. She loves yoga, dogwoods, her circle of friends, and backpacking – despite a lingering fear of bears.