@TheSpaceGal


Emily is a correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World and a producer and the host of FOX's Xploration Outer Space. She also covers the space industry as a writer for TechCrunch. In addition to writing, Emily is a professional speaker and gives talks on the topics of space exploration, scientific literacy and equality. For examples of her work see the Writing and Speaking pages.

Emily's First TEDx Talk

Emily's First TEDx Talk

Emily's educational background is in engineering and policy. At West Virginia University she received bachelors in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She received her Masters from MIT in Aeronautics and Astronautics as well as Technology and Policy.

Emily filming in front of the Saturn V rocket

Emily filming in front of the Saturn V rocket

Emily is wildly passionate about space exploration. Through her show, she wants to prove that the space industry is more exciting today than ever before in history. As the host, Emily works to explain science-related topics in an easily digestible, and entertaining, way. 

Emily on an aerobatic flight with legendary test pilot Dick Rutan

Emily on an aerobatic flight with legendary test pilot Dick Rutan

Increasing the level of scientific literacy among the general public is also something Emily cares deeply about. She believes that everyone, despite their educational background, can understand scientific topics. Emily hopes to convince more people of this and foster a higher level of scientific literacy in society through various projects and speaking engagements.

Emily's 2nd TEDx Talk

Emily's 2nd TEDx Talk

Lastly, Emily wants to inspire more females to pursue STEM careers. She believes most young students, especially women and minorities, don't realize how many amazing, creative, and often free opportunities exist for students who pursue STEM majors. She plans to change that. 

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