Emily began studying reptiles as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, working on effects of sex steroids on sex determination and development in snakes, turtles, and lizards. While in graduate school at Boston University, she studied live-bearing snakes and wrote her thesis on the impact of contaminated soil on expression of genes that play a role in reproduction, using turtles as a model. Emily's research background is in comparative endocrinology, reproductive development and endocrine disruption. Before joining PAN in 2012, Emily briefly did postdoctoral research projects at UC Davis and UC Berkeley. She has also volunteered at the nonprofit Bikes Not Bombs, teaching bike mechanics to youth from the Boston area. Emily manages PAN's Grassroots Science Program, including community monitoring of air and water for pesticide exposure. She co-authored PAN's report on children and pesticides: A Generation in Jeopardy (2012).
Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA)