Emily is a writer and multimedia producer from the tri-state area. She grew up spending summers in the Catskill mountains at a YMCA camp with compost toilets and a model forest, where she developed a deep-seated passion for the natural world. She attended Wesleyan University for undergrad, where she jumped around among a series of interests in film, social theory, urban planning, sustainability, and other things. After graduation, she worked in the film industry for several years before pivoting to journalism. Emily is driven by an insatiable desire to learn and a tremendous reverence for those on the frontier of learning: scientists. She is excited to continue her science writing career at MIT, the ideal place to delve into, as Stephen Jay Gould put it, “our current, maddening acceleration toward something new and liberating–or toward the abyss.”
She looks forward to reporting on climate change, renewable energy, materials science, wildlife management, and the great mysteries of the ocean and the ways we are changing it. These days she loves telling stories through sound, and feels there’s no equivalent to hearing a good piece of tape.