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Emily is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Astrobiogeochemistry Laboratory at JPL. Her research is driven by understanding how microbes and the earth interact across spatial scales, within landscapes, and through time. Using laboratory- and field-based studies, she integrates genomic and geochemical techniques to illuminate subsurface organo-mineral interfaces and biogeochemical processes within alluvial environments.
At JPL, Emily is a member of the SHERLOC Instrument Team on Mars 2020 investigating the biosignature preservation potential of magnesium carbonates in Mars-analog environments and rock-regolith geochemical transitions in Jezero crater.
2019 EARTH 203: Diversity and Inclusion in the Geosciences, Stanford University, Instructor and Course Developer
2019-2020 Stanford Polo Club, Stanford University
2017-2020 Chair, ESS Student-Invited Seminar Committee, Stanford University
2014-2015 Vice-President, Graduate Student Advisory Council, Stanford University
2012-2016 Volunteer soil instructor, GeoKids (1,000 children per year), Stanford University
organo-mineral interfaces, subsurface microbial ecology, biosignature formation/preservation, genomics, stable isotope geochemistry, rock-regolith-water interfaces