A Chinese-American, Emy We’i Louie (雷慧妮) was born in Hong Kong and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i. She graduated from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in 1991 and earned a degree in Architecture.
In 1993, Emy Louie relocated to the mainland United States and from 2007 to 2012, she hosted her radio show to interview the movers and shakers of sustainable design and green building, and she taught continuing education classes to design professionals.
Ms. Louie is president of Emy Louie, Consulting Services, which is currently working on design, conservation, and environmental projects. Since 2018, Ms. Louie divides her time between Hawaii and other tropical places to do conservation and environmental research.