Emma is a 5th year PhD student in the Cell Biology Department. Her current research focuses on how cells sense and respond to their physical environment - how do they know if they’re in a soft or stiff tissue and how does this impact their behavior? Emma served as a TF for undergraduate introductory Cell Biology courses for two semesters at Yale and served for two years as an undergraduate Learning Assistant during her time at the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Her teaching practice centers around using active learning in her classrooms to engage her students and creating an inclusive classroom to ensure all students are productively interacting with the material she is teaching. Emma is also a passionate science communicator - she has given fun science talks at libraries and bars around Connecticut. You can also find her as one the co-hosts on the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine podcast.