Emma graduated from Stanford with a degree in Engineering, and she originally hails from Huntsville, AL. While at Huntsville High School, she volunteered extensively—from kids’ camps to soup kitchens. This challenged her to face new experiences and gave her the opportunity to meet new people: the confidence she gained in these ventures made it easier to take other risks, like running for presidency of her school’s Environmental Club, applying for competitive scholarships, and applying for and succeeding in becoming a Senate Page.
As an undergraduate, Emma’s focus was on Product Design Engineering, and she minored in Human Rights. Her graduate work focused on Earth Systems, and Emma currently works full-time doing global health research at Stanford. She is presently working on a project which focuses on using artificial intelligence to understand societal biases in East Africa. Emma loves combining aspects of her eclectic academic background in a way that provides value both to her research and to her students who also juggle varied subjects. Ultimately, Emma wants to help students learn how to carve out their own paths early on, to empower them to be in the driver’s seat of their own lives—academically, socially, and professionally.
As a student at Stanford, Emma pursued service health work in rural Indonesia, studied and worked in Germany for six months, and helped develop an EdTech startup for students learning a new language. In addition to working with students through the start-up, she has taught and counseled high schoolers within Stanford summer camps and has been a graduate Teaching Assistant to peers. Her main areas of expertise include the sciences, math, writing, English, and ACT/ SAT test prep.
In her spare time, you can catch Emma hosting boardgame nights with friends, lifting, oil painting portraits, going on hikes with her dog, or studying for the MCAT. She also enjoys cooking a nice dinner with loved ones followed by sitting back and watching “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.”