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The Power of Curiosity

Emily is passionate about sharing her wonder with the world online, and in person.

Recent Events

  • Illinois Youth Climate Strike, Chicago

  • Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research

  • Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums Conference

  • Summer STEM Institute, Chicago Public Schools

  • STEM Con, College of DuPage

  • Backstop User Conference, Chicago

  • National High School Journalism Conference

  • Northern Illinois Science Educators Conference

  • Wild Things Conference

  • Granger Leadership Academy Conference

  • Expanding Your Horizons Conference

  • March for Science Rally, Chicago


  • Chicago Women’s Energy Network Annual Meeting

  • South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Women in Science Conference

  • ComSciCon, Chicago

  • International Federation of Library Associations Conference

  • NETT Day, Northeastern Illinois University

  • TEDxSacramento

  • PostDoctoral Fellow Retreat, Johns Hopkins University

  • Ciencia en Redes, Madrid, Spain

  • Speaking Science, University of Minnesota

  • Technology & Innovation in Education Conference, South Dakota

  • Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections Annual Meeting

  • Chicago Collections Consortium Annual Meeting


  • Loyola University

  • Northwestern University, Chicago

  • Gettysburg College

  • University of Kansas

  • VidCon (5 years)

  • Association of Midwest Museums

  • International Council on Museums

  • American Alliance of Museums

  • American Library Association

  • Kenosha Public Museum

  • C2E2

  • TechWeek, Chicago

  • ScienceOnline

  • Online News Association

  • Chicago’s Council on Science & Technology

  • Yale University

  • Fermilab Lecture Series

  • Montana Natural History Center

  • Chicago Public Library

  • Community & Alumni Lecture Series, University of Montana

  • Smith College

  • YouTube Creator Day, Chicago

  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

  • University of Montana

  • Montana State University

  • Jeanne LaDuke Women in STEM Lecture Series, DePaul University, Chicago

  • Science Museum of Minnesota

  • University of Chicago

  • California Academy of Sciences

  • Aurora University, Chicago

  • Columbia College, Chicago

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Emily regularly presents on:

  • Her personal journey as a studio artist-turned-professional museum advocate;

  • How to communicate science through storytelling across a variety of digital and social media;

  • The importance of diverse representation in science media;

  • And more!

Emily’s presentation ... delighted and intrigued our audience of educators. Her stories ignited a sense of wonder and inspired us to go out and explore museum collections more deeply with our students.
— Dr. Julie Mathiesen, Director, Technology & Innovation in Education [South Dakota]