How can we make education work for all students in a way that is engaging and meaningful?
Emma comes from a family of scientists. Starting in early childhood, she worked in northern Maine with her dad, practicing conservation science on Atlantic salmon. From there, she has pursued everything science-related, from raising monarch butterflies to farming kelp, studying clams, and researching oysters and mussels. Outside of her science work, she has collaborated with non-profits to work on dam removal projects, restoring rivers to run their path, and establishing an after-school program on an island school in Maine. Her path through science to find herself at NEIA began with her own high school experience. She attended a new forward-thinking, design-led school in Maine that gave her access to opportunities that a traditional school didn’t offer. When not looking at bugs, fish, or trees, Emma might be found working on her art, playing frisbee, or cycling.
B.A., Biology and Geology, Bates College
WHAT SHE’D WHISPER IN THE EAR OF HER 15-YEAR-OLD SELF
Ask more questions and listen with the intent of learning. Learning is hard work, but it is a task that brings you closer to others- embrace it!