Emily M. Eng
After graduation my biology classmates went off to medical schools, county crime labs and research programs while I went off to camp. I enjoyed plating bacterial cultures but knew that I wouldn't be satisfied behind a lab bench. So I took my science knowledge to the underwater and outdoor world.
I worked as a marine science educator, taking students snorkeling over coral reefs, kayaking amongst mangroves and exploring through kelp forests. For four years I taught at outdoor camps and marine institutes. But while I love teaching, what drives me forward is the exact same thing that kept me from the lab bench, my passion to make science more accessible through art.
Science should be made approachable for everyone in a form that is easily comprehendible. That is why I became a science illustrator. With art and illustrations I have the universal tools to introduce scientific ideas, theories and current research to a much wider audience.