Emily Graslie is the host of the Youtube channel The Brain Scoop and works at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois as their Chief Curiosity Correspondent.

Background

Emily's speech "From Landscapes to Taxidermy" is her own telling of her beginnings in art and how she became involved in science.

Emily grew up in South Dakota. Her family had moved there around 1913 to homestead some land near Faith, SD. Her mother was a prominent doctor where she lived, notably being the first woman doctor in the town to deliver a baby as the acting physician. The strenuous nature of her mother's work turned Emily away from the sciences, despite her fervent love of animals, and she attended the University of Montana intending to double major in Violin Performance and Studio Art. She would eventually drop the Violin Performance major due to time constraints, but kept up her violin playing as part of the UM Symphony for the entirety of her undergraduate degree.

During her senior year at UM, she was introduced to the Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum on campus by friends. She immediately wanted to make use of the zoological museum in her art degree, and began using the museum's specimens as models to draw. Emily arranged for an independent study in scientific illustration, overseen by the museum's lone curator.

Throughout the independent study, Emily familiarized herself with the processes of the museum. She became involved with much of the museums operations, including cleaning and preparing specimens and managing the catalog. Drawing the specimens also led to her greatly increasing her knowledge of zoology in general. Emily graduated from the University of Montana in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

After graduating, she stayed on with the zoological museum as a volunteer and continued to become more involved with the processes there. She began coordinating community outreach to both bring awareness to the museum's existence, and bring its usefulness to a larger audience, including giving tours of the museum and organizing shows. She then became a TA for the university's class on Vertebrate Osteology.

Eventually Emily decided to focus her life more on zoology. This involved quitting a job she held as a baker and applying to Johns Hopkins University's Museum Studies masters programs.

During the summer of 2012, the zoological museum was visited by Hank Green to film part of the Crash Course episode on the skeletal system. Emily had been a long-time nerdfighter at this point, and while there, Hank floated the idea of her eventually appearing in videos for SciShow or Vlogbrothers. The Crash Course episode was posted on August 20, 2012.

The Brain Scoop

On December 7, 2012, Hank Green posted a video of a tour Emily had given him to the Vlogbrothers channel. He then offered to help Emily create her own Youtube series, titled The Brain Scoop, co-produced by Hank Green and Michael Aranda. The Brain Scoop posted several teaser videos throughout December before officially launching on January 14, 2013. Emily's videos provided virtual tours of the Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum, and often discussed specific museum specimens and showed the museum's process of taking in a specimen. Around this time she also began hosting episodes of SciShow.

In April of that year, Emily attended Chicago's Field Museum to film an event. While there, she was given a three day behind-the-scenes tour which culminated in her being offered a job as their Chief Curiosity Correspondent. She left the University of Montana and moved to Chicago, and as of August 21, 2013's video, The Brain Scoop began operating out of Chicago and filming the Field Museum of Natural History.

Women in STEM

Emily posted on January 27, 2013, about comments she had received critiquing her appearance. Later, on November 27, 2013, Emily posted a video to The Brain Scoop addressing the gender divide of Youtube STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) channels. She talked of the sexism and misogyny she receives in the comments to her videos, how males hosting similar channels do not experience this, and the need to make STEM education (on Youtube and elsewhere) a less derisive place for women. Her video gained massive attention and was featured NPR, Yahoo News, and a variety of other news outlets and blogs.

Nerdfighteria & Present

Emily was part of the nerdfighter community back in the days of Brotherhood 2.0, and first met Hank Green when he visited the zoological museum to film an episode of Crash Course. She later appeared in several videos by Hank for hankschannel, hankgames and vlogbrothers. She attended VidCon in 2013, and was a co-host of the 2012 and 2013 Projects for Awesome. On November 17, 2013, she launched her vlog channel ehmteevee. She continues to host The Brain Scoop from Chicago's Field Museum while working on her masters degree from Johns Hopkins University.

External Links
The Brain Scoop on Youtube
EhmTeeVee on Youtube
Emily Graslie on Wikipedia
Emily Graslie on Twitter
The Brain Scoop on Tumblr
Emily Graslie on Tumblr
 

Date Title Duration Views Transcribed
2017-04-10 I'm Marching for Science! 04:42 18,886
2017-03-08 Women on YouTube - VidCon 2016 58:53 1,073
2017-03-07 HFS #6 - (The Gist) Nerdcon: Poop Your Pants 04:54 1,545
2017-03-07 HFS #6 - NerdCon 'Safe Words' 56:32 7,219
2017-02-14 The Evolution of Human Birth 09:24 89,217
2017-02-13 Updates! 02:51 36,962
2016-12-14 Shoes 10:05 49,497
2016-12-13 P4A 2016 Hilarity Reprise - OVER $2M RAISED!! 04:00 72,623
2016-12-09 T. rex Arms & BEARDOGS! | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 6 06:30 43,325
2016-12-07 Project For Awesome 2016 Livestream - KICKOFF! 7:25:48 101,684
2016-12-02 Mammoths vs. Mastodons: Can we 'de-extinct' them both? 03:58 86,760
2016-11-21 A Commitment to Curiosity. 05:44 63,914
2016-11-17 The Amazing Laser 07:17 38,903
2016-11-10 2 Extinctions, 1 New Species, and… chess?| Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 5 05:58 26,741
2016-11-03 How Bird Vomit Helps Us Understand History 08:04 33,449
2016-10-27 Spooky Stories & Tailless Tenrecs | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 4 06:27 28,775
2016-10-19 Why did King Tut have a flat head? 07:56 614,538
2016-10-12 Sucky Fish & Relationship Advice from Ants | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 3 05:45 23,960
2016-10-07 Get out and #voteIRL - for SCIENCE. 01:43 19,922
2016-10-05 Botflies, Chicago Parakeets, and the Smallest Collection | Ask Emily #13 06:22 32,281
2016-09-29 Sex Lives of Peregrine Falcons & Time Travel Discoveries | Ep. 2 06:15 31,601
2016-09-21 Behind-the-scenes on our new set! 08:51 36,676
2016-09-14 Dinosaur Discovery & Updates on Cloud Rats | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 1 07:10 37,052
2016-08-31 New Series Announcement! | Natural News from The Field Museum 01:02 32,702
2016-08-24 The Man-Eating Lions of Tsavo 09:16 90,063
2016-08-11 Campaigning for CHANGE! Don't be Shallow - Vote for Mallow 06:43 23,697
2016-07-27 This flower only grows in the wild on a single tiny island... in Illinois. 09:00 42,930
2016-07-15 The Flapper and the Panda 09:22 58,643
2016-06-30 A Lifetime of Curiosity 10:46 29,531
2016-06-26 VidCon Live Day 3 7:47:50 148,873
2016-06-15 Ask Emily: Hotline Edition 06:38 52,584
2016-06-02 The MAGNETO SNAIL! (and other marine gastropods) 07:13 42,777
2016-05-25 Quiz Show: Michael Aranda vs. Emily Graslie 17:06 253,451
2016-05-20 What is the U.S. doing about extinction? 08:11 34,703
2016-05-05 Tully monster mystery SOLVED! 07:28 84,301
2016-04-29 2016 Crash Course Patreon Livestream NOW! 8:00:02 79,635
2016-04-20 Beetles, Mites, Cockroaches Oh My! [Insect Collection Tour] 06:17 56,675
2016-04-07 Crystal and her Water Beetles 06:59 43,092
2016-03-24 The Taxonomy of Candy 06:32 158,000
2016-03-10 What is a species? 06:53 62,608
2016-02-25 Restoring Habitats with Magic Beans 07:22 57,299
2016-02-10 Periods + Fieldwork 08:13 114,586
2016-01-28 Carl Akeley's Striped Hyenas 06:55 39,557
2016-01-13 Painting the Diorama 07:14 36,916
2016-01-11 FROM THE ARCHIVE: The Final Museum Tour With Emily 08:29 39,754
2015-12-30 Death Rocks 09:02 68,178
2015-12-17 Bending Fossils: Experiments In Paleontology (Harvard Adventures, Part 3) 06:28 31,462
2015-12-07 Project For Awesome 2015 Livestream - Part 5 7:27:35 83,163
2015-12-03 Fisher Dissection: Harvard Adventures, Part 2 18:23 104,440
2015-11-23 The Origin of Mammal Movement: Harvard Adventures, Part I 04:43 40,040
2015-11-04 Clearing and Staining Fishes 06:49 63,349
2015-10-21 Ask Emily #11 06:31 55,042
2015-10-14 Spiders: The First Web Developers 05:31 115,695
2015-09-23 Millipedes: The First Land Animals 07:17 177,534
2015-08-21 Taking a short break -- see you soon! 00:49 41,575
2015-08-12 The First Brachiosaurus 05:41 52,676
2015-07-29 Banding Baby Dinosaurs 04:37 55,199
2015-07-15 The Chicago Peregrine Program 05:22 39,585
2015-07-01 How to Protect the Rainforest 05:23 36,897
2015-06-18 The Naked Mole-Rat 10:04 100,546
2015-06-03 Bullet Ant Venom 06:27 1,951,566
2015-05-20 Dissecting Ants 08:06 161,410
2015-05-07 How to Cut a Trail in Amazonia 10:10 63,904
2015-05-01 A $100,000 Egg and A 200M Year Old Pinecone 04:00 304,852
2015-04-23 Dead or Alive? A visit from Emily Graslie 12:16 33,719
2015-04-22 An Electric Eel and a Caiman 06:21 51,172
2015-04-08 How To Taxidermy A Squirrel: Part II 07:53 54,254
2015-04-06 Project Hyena Diorama: Indiegogo Campaign! 09:46 53,837
2015-04-05 SciShow Quiz Show: With the Brain Scoop's Emily Graslie! 14:05 196,016
2015-03-25 How to Taxidermy a Squirrel 13:11 175,393
2015-03-24 Brain Scoop's Emily Graslie Talks Jaguars in Trees, Venomous Snakes and Plenty of Dead Things 21:18 5,235
2015-03-05 Emily Grasile's Science Inspiration 00:24 160
2015-03-04 Jungle Atop A Desert 07:02 60,075
2015-02-18 Mummy Brains 07:35 196,560
2015-02-04 Bird Calls of Amazonia 07:00 42,383
2015-01-21 Ask Emily #10 07:10 77,671
2015-01-07 Two Bats and a Spider 04:57 67,458
2014-12-19 BUTFARTMAN Is Coming To Town! 04:00 175,540
2014-12-19 13 Inventions and Innovations Creating a Better Future for Women - List Show (Ep. 238) 07:35 260,375
2014-12-17 The Fer-de-Lance 03:43 74,006
2014-12-14 Emily Graslie Hair Braid Tutorial 09:16 55,195
2014-12-13 Project For Awesome Part 7 6:01:24 73,547
2014-12-11 The Anthropocene and the Near Future: Crash Course Big History #9 12:20 667,517
2014-12-03 Investigating the Trees of Amazonia 08:34 52,429
2014-11-19 In Search of Night Life 05:54 49,255
2014-11-05 Into the Bat Caves of Kenya: Pt. 2 09:10 32,573
2014-10-29 The Evolutionary Epic: Crash Course Big History #5 15:05 697,224
2014-10-22 Into the Bat Caves of Kenya: Pt. I 06:38 38,831
2014-10-08 Into PerĂº 13:02 79,115
2014-10-07 How to Adult Bloopers #2! 02:36 11,709
2014-10-03 Emily Graslie (Part 2) // The Brain Scoop 13:40 2,129
2014-10-03 Emily Graslie (Part 1) // The Brain Scoop 15:02 6,759
2014-10-02 The Sun & The Earth: Crash Course Big History #3 14:33 768,611
2014-09-30 Updates with Emily 00:57 46,673
2014-09-24 Fossil Fish, PT. III: The Preparation 05:59 46,044
2014-09-24 Exploring the Universe: Crash Course Big History #2 14:37 984,001
2014-09-10 Year of the Passenger Pigeon 06:54 75,647
2014-09-08 How to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies (ft. Emily Graslie)! 05:38 20,969
2014-09-07 Voices in Science 02:21 23,932
2014-09-01 How to Get Your Dream Job (ft. Emily Graslie)! 04:36 49,543
2014-08-27 Fossil Meteorites 10:36 59,778
2014-08-15 Sharks Sharks Sharks & More Sharks 06:17 74,158
2014-08-14 Shark Fin CSI 02:44 61,518
2014-08-13 Shark Weapons 03:28 88,662
2014-08-12 Fossil Sharks 03:35 72,327
2014-08-11 Why Sharks? 02:40 76,801
2014-07-30 Fossil Fish, Pt. II: A History 06:36 54,069
2014-07-24 The Art Assignment: Vidcon Edition | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios 12:42 33,201
2014-07-16 In Search of Fossil Fish 08:41 81,741
2014-07-05 Emily Graslie 04:16 2,080
2014-07-02 What the Function? with Smarter Every Day! 07:50 265,975
2014-06-25 The Tiger Beetle 01:12 50,825
2014-06-18 How to Pin an Insect 07:10 98,424
2014-06-04 Where'd you get all those dead animals? 05:47 75,923
2014-05-21 Dimetrodon is Not A Dinosaur 06:04 133,834
2014-05-14 Ask Emily: The Favorites Episode 05:24 64,661
2014-05-07 The Breast Episode Ever 06:03 157,092
2014-04-30 The Heat Theater 09:37 71,143
2014-04-23 The Audubon Field Guide 05:24 43,887
2014-04-18 YouTubers' Favourite Attenborough Moments! - #AttenboroughWeek - Earth Unplugged 04:02 158,270
2014-04-16 Crocodiles vs. Alligators 04:06 140,909
2014-04-09 The Replicator 09:37 132,124
2014-04-02 The Interactives Shop 07:57 52,522
2014-03-26 The Two-Faced Calf, Part II 09:42 112,919
2014-03-19 The Two-Faced Calf, Part I 16:15 207,727
2014-03-19 21 Mind-Blowing Now-Extinct Lifeforms - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.51) 09:16 867,355
2014-03-12 Starstuff and Nanodiamonds 06:40 74,173
2014-03-08 The Brain Scoop 02:28 156,296
2014-02-26 Ask Emily #8 04:52 73,794
2014-02-19 Meteorites From Spaaaaaace! 07:46 67,069
2014-02-13 Romantic Ants 07:11 109,907
2014-02-05 Bloopers, Deleted Scenes, and Other Oddities, Part Seven 04:53 85,052
2014-02-03 Emily Bakes: Chocolate Sriracha Cookies 13:36 19,710
2014-01-29 The Economic Botanical Collection 09:21 76,442
2014-01-22 1893 World's Columbian Exposition 06:57 63,152
2014-01-21 Emily Paints! P4A work in progress! 1:47:10 3,232
2014-01-15 Q&A with Anna Goldman 22:38 80,751
2014-01-14 Happy Anniversary! 01:44 59,320
2014-01-08 Ask Emily #7 08:22 74,151
2014-01-01 Siats meekerorum 08:00 75,994
2013-12-25 The Nondenominational Holiday Botanical Celebration 04:56 67,111
2013-12-24 Emily Makes: Lefse! 06:27 18,770
2013-12-20 Best Moments of the Project for Awesome 04:00 222,190
2013-12-18 Squirrel McNastyface 12:06 257,781
2013-12-18 On our way to $400,000! 3:49:26 22,934
2013-12-11 Carl Akeley's Fighting African Elephants 04:17 73,223
2013-12-04 Carl Akeley's Four Seasons 05:36 71,159
2013-11-27 Where My Ladies At? 06:01 947,500
2013-11-24 Internet Friends 06:15 28,505
2013-11-21 Insect Adventure, Part Three 11:58 61,596
2013-11-20 Outtakes 2! - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 35.5) 04:18 223,605
2013-11-17 Emily Bakes: Gingerbread Biscotti 10:26 19,959
2013-11-13 The Gem Room 10:46 135,331
2013-11-07 Insect Adventure, Part Two 08:21 73,076
2013-10-30 Insect Adventure, Part One 09:50 92,961
2013-10-30 Emily Loves Dead Things 05:46 34,618
2013-10-23 Zebra Bits 09:56 194,829
2013-10-16 Ask Emily #6 06:34 81,164
2013-10-16 23 Unusual Animals - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 31) 09:30 775,410
2013-10-09 Moths vs Butterflies 04:37 125,670
2013-10-04 Is a bigger brain better? w/ Brain Scoop - Zoo La La (Ep 53) - Earth Unplugged 05:06 58,878
2013-10-02 The Hero Shrew 05:17 106,479
2013-09-25 Hosenose, Part Two 13:22 114,299
2013-09-19 Hosenose, Part One 14:25 158,170
2013-09-11 Ask Emily #5 06:37 121,032
2013-09-04 What is a Museum? 03:05 76,190
2013-08-28 Cute Skulls and Cute Cavies: SciShow Talk Show #17 11:44 193,785
2013-08-28 Olinguito 06:05 96,593
2013-08-21 Welcome to The Field Museum 03:00 221,531
2013-08-14 Farewell, Montana 14:25 105,699
2013-08-12 "The Warehouse" - Episode 3 - So Much New Merch 02:57 8,809
2013-08-07 Ask Emily #4 05:20 88,106
2013-08-03 A note from Emily 01:58 98,649
2013-07-28 Chicago Adventure, Part Eight: How to be an Insect 05:10 72,073
2013-07-22 Chicago Adventure, Part Seven: Octopus Sex 06:27 108,562
2013-07-17 Chicago Adventure, Part Six: The Spice of Life 04:34 77,575
2013-07-16 Unstumped Hank & A Chinese Water Dragon: SciShow Talk Show #14 08:08 170,847
2013-07-15 Hank Green is Inappropriate 06:50 84,904
2013-07-08 Chicago Adventure, Part Five: The Platypus, The Skin, & The Cold 05:45 76,260
2013-06-27 Chicago Adventure, Part Four: Rodents of Unusual Size (And Other Mammals, Too) 06:48 82,635
2013-06-21 New Channels, New Songs, and Just Plain News 03:54 369,912
2013-06-17 Chicago Adventure, Part Three: Little Skeletons 05:35 144,488
2013-06-12 Emily Vlogs: On Dissection 04:19 69,197
2013-06-03 Mammalian Diversification 03:48 198,430
2013-05-29 Chicago Adventure, Part Two: Catalogue Dialogue 07:16 85,028
2013-05-24 Chicago Adventure, Part One: Beetles 'n Bats 05:46 128,669
2013-05-21 Telepathic Rats and a Red-lored Amazon: SciShow Talk Show #10 12:29 159,948
2013-05-13 De-Extinction, Part Two: Yes, no, maybe so? 03:30 79,015
2013-05-11 De-Extinction, Part One: How It Works, Kinda 03:20 113,588
2013-04-30 Kids' Q&A 04:16 104,652
2013-04-12 Most of a Bear 11:48 151,670
2013-04-04 Owls 02:45 119,199
2013-04-01 Outtakes, Volume 2 03:15 75,036
2013-03-29 Caviar Brownies - The Second Annual Hungry Games 04:00 359,321
2013-03-27 Ask Emily #3 05:19 101,087
2013-03-21 Pangolins 04:20 182,673
2013-03-18 Horns vs. Antlers 01:57 211,406
2013-03-17 STORY WAR #4 - HankGames IRL - Final Thoughts 10:05 45,968
2013-03-12 Domestication 03:14 121,068
2013-03-09 HankGames IRL: Story War #3 - The Cockatrice Ring 06:26 71,146
2013-03-07 Wolf Head CSI Fun Time 14:48 159,807
2013-03-04 Story War Round #2 - THE CRYSTAL CAVE 06:58 62,069
2013-03-03 STORY WAR! HankGames IRL 09:55 92,112
2013-02-27 Tetrapodal Locomotion 02:33 104,661
2013-02-27 Emily and Hank Meet a Blue-Tongued Skink: SciShow Talk Show Episode 5 10:46 229,041
2013-02-21 Ask Emily #2 04:50 123,068
2013-02-18 Hungry Like The Wolf 05:09 140,871
2013-02-14 Emily Gets a Valentine 04:57 206,369
2013-02-12 Gutting the Wolf 14:40 330,081
2013-02-09 Asteroid Fly-By! 04:18 186,992
2013-02-08 Discussing the Wolf 02:52 116,547
2013-02-05 Skinning the Wolf 14:54 631,584
2013-01-31 Recommended Reading 05:46 98,593
2013-01-28 Getting the Wolf 03:27 212,313
2013-01-27 Introducing: SciShow Talk Show! Emily, Rhinos, and Cas the Arctic Fox 12:10 252,397
2013-01-26 DNA and Dung Beetles 07:05 214,230
2013-01-24 A Bear Skull 04:07 102,105
2013-01-21 The Spirit Collection 06:40 158,053
2013-01-18 Thoughts from Carnegie Hall 03:59 284,830
2013-01-17 Ask Emily #1 05:00 172,970
2013-01-14 The Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum 05:35 130,066
2012-12-27 Just to Tide You Over 02:53 125,734
2012-12-27 Michael and Emily Bake Cookies 03:31 84,642
2012-12-20 More Out-Takes from the Museum 02:34 91,329
2012-12-20 Outtakes from Hank Green's visit to the Museum 02:01 117,407
2012-12-19 Project for Awesome Livestream PART 85! 3:59:54 25,160
2012-12-11 Some Out Takes from the Zoology Museum 02:01 27,375
2012-12-07 Thoughts from Dead Animals 04:00 458,773
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