Emily M. Eng
After graduation my biology classmates went off to medical schools, county crime labs and research programs as 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 and knowledge to the outside and underwater world.
I worked as a marine science educator and led students snorkeling over coral, kayaking among mangroves and exploring through algae. For four years I have been an outdoor educator at camps and marine institutes. 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.
Science should be made approachable for everyone in a form that is easily comprehendible. That is why I became a science illustrator. Through art I have the universal tools to introduce scientific ideas, theories and current research to a much wider audience.