Hi I’m Emily. I’m an engineer, mom and wife. I’m passionate about encouraging kids to love STEM, introducing girls to engineering, and motivating women to find personal happiness in their career and motherhood journeys.
My two favorite pages on the blog are the Women in Engineering Interview Series featuring interviews with an interesting and diverse group of woman engineers and STEM for Kids featuring easy and fun STEM experiments and activities for you to try at home with your kids.
I’ve found success in the male-dominated engineering industry and I hope by sharing my experiences I can encourage others who would like to do the same. I’m still trying to figure out how to balance career and family, but I’ll share my tips along the way.
I have a BS in chemical engineering. I worked my college summer internships at a national laboratory. After college graduation I worked briefly in the semiconductor industry, and then I found a job in the energy industry. Since then I’ve stayed in the energy industry, but I’ve worked for several different companies. I’ve worked in small towns, big cities, and as an expat in Australia.
My husband is my best friend, my co-worker, and an all around great guy. I’ve worked every professional job I’ve ever had with him. We have found ways to keep work and our personal lives separate and we liked eating lunch together everyday when we worked together.
I am currently on a career break to be a stay-at-home mom to my two children – a son in elementary school and a daughter in preschool. Being a mom of two young children is challenging. But I’m constantly learning from them and they bring me so much joy.
My interest and hobbies include healthy cooking and baking, gardening, crafting, exercise, board games, reading, and traveling.