Dr. Emily Zawacki

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Dr Emily Zawacki is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Arizona State University working on education, outreach, and communication activities for OpenTopography and the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology.

Dr. Emily Zawacki

About Emily Zawacki

Dr Emily Zawacki is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Arizona State University working on education, outreach, and communication activities for OpenTopography and the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology. She is passionate about science communication and finding ways to use new media to make geosciences more accessible and engaging.

Emily received an MS and PhD in Geology from Arizona State University. Her PhD research focused on understanding the geologic and environmental context of human origins in East Africa as part of the Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project. 

Before taking Introductory Geology during her freshman year of undergrad, she had absolutely no idea that she wanted to study geology since she had never been offered a geology course before. However, she believes that taking that class was one of the best decisions she has ever made because she found her true passion in studying the Earth, its past conditions, and the processes that shape it. 

Outside the office, you will likely find Emily spending time reading a book or creating her next YouTube or TikTok video.

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