Meet Emma

Neuroscientist, Educator, Mentor

I started working at the National Institutes of Health the Summer of my Junior year in high school. I went on to earn a BS in Biology from Case Western Reserve University. Now, I am a PhD student in Neuroscience and Behavior at UMass Amherst.

My success so far can be largely attributed to my mentors along the way: Orna Cohen-Fix, Ally Walters, Dan Wesson, Kaitlin Carlson, and Elena Vazey. They taught me the unwritten rules of research and have supported my scientific growth for almost a decade now.

It is my turn to pay it forward. I was lucky in finding mentors who showed me how to succeed in research. Many students show the same grit and enthusiasm for science but are not met with the same level of guidance. I hope that this website acts as a resource for people with interest and drive but who don’t know how to reach the next level in their scientific exploration.

Over the years, I have found that scientific exploration does not need to be restricted to the lab. Although I love the lab and have plenty of experience to share in that realm, I believe that outreach and science communication are incredibly undervalued components of the scientific process. I have found great joy in sharing science with people of all ages (from elementary school to adults) in person, in text, and everything in between.

Find more about the organizations I have partnered with to further science communication on my Contact page.

Find more guidance in research and outreach on my Research Guidance page.

Find more thought provoking science inspiration on my Lab Discoveries page.

And if you’re looking to get funded for your research, check out the $$$ page.

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