Emily is a teacher by trade and a traveler by choice. She is certified to teach secondary science and believes in the power of hands-on experiences and a relationships-based approach to learning. Emily has a BA in Biology from UNC-Chapel Hill and earned an MAT through the Global Field Program at Miami University, and she has traveled to Mexico, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Galapagos to study conservation biology. Her travels abroad have developed her sense of compassion and for the experiences of others. Emily is a 2020-21 Kenan Fellow and believes anyone can be a scientist. Outside of school, Emily is an animal-loving introvert, and you can usually find her reading, cooking, playing board games, or caring for her personal zoo. She and her husband live in Fuquay-Varina with their son, Louis, born in June 2021.