Having grown up in Thunder Bay, Emily has strong roots in Northwestern Ontario. After a few years away at the University of Guelph working on her science credentials, she was happy to come back to her community full of family and the outdoor life that she loves. Most at home leading a gaggle of kids through the forest, Emily worked for many years at the Kingfisher Lake Outdoor Education Centre. She has led thousands of students on interpretive nature hikes and taught them how to snowshoe, cross-country ski, orienteer and birdwatch. In 2010, Emily joined Science North to lead the opening of the satellite operation in Thunder Bay. Since then, she and her outreach team have traveled across the region to countless communities to bring the excitement of science education to tens of thousands of kids. In addition to outreach, Emily leads Science North's Indigenous Initiatives department and works closely with several First Nations' groups in the region to provide hands-on and fun science learning opportunities for their youth. Outside of work, Emily loves to spend time with her husband and 4-year-old son, camping and hiking and enjoying the great outdoors. Running, playing volleyball, and watching old action movies also tops her list of favourite activities. Emily has a very big heart and cares a lot about tackling issues in Thunder Bay like environmental protection, racism, and poverty, as well as promoting science literacy by teaching kids to be critical thinkers.