@TheSpaceGal


Emily is an MIT-engineer turned Emmy-nominated science TV host. She's featured as a correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World and an Executive Producer and host of FOX's Xploration Outer Space, which airs in 100 million households each week. Her first science children's book series, the Ada Lace Adventures, are now available for purchase. She recently launched the third Ada Lace book into space as part of the Storytime From Space program.

Emily is also a professional speaker who has spoken at venues like Google, Pixar, MIT, Texas Instruments, CERN, and dozens of K-12 schools and Universities around the country. She focuses her talks on the topics of science communication, space exploration, and women in STEM. Her 3 TEDx talks are available on YouTube.

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. While at WVU she was awarded the Goldwater scholarship for research and Truman scholarship for policy work.

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. Over the years, many factors have deterred women from pursuing certain careers in STEM. Through her work, Emily hopes to address those factors and help make STEM a more welcoming envirornment for everyone.

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