I’m Emily. I’m a recent PhD graduate in chemistry who is interested in energy and the environment, science communication, and how these subjects play a role in the policy world. My PhD research focused on investigating the mechanism of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, a method for making synthetic fuels, on the atomic scale. My masters research, which I did at Northeastern University, examined fuel cell catalysts during operation. I have just begun a Congressional Science and Engineering fellowship with the American Chemical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science through which I aim gain an in depth perspective about science policy.