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
2017-03-08 Women on YouTube - VidCon 2016 58:53 753
2017-03-07 HFS #6 - (The Gist) Nerdcon: Poop Your Pants 04:54 1,128
2017-03-07 HFS #6 - NerdCon 'Safe Words' 56:32 5,327
2017-02-14 The Evolution of Human Birth 09:24 79,489
2017-02-13 Updates! 02:51 34,222
2016-12-14 Shoes 10:05 47,890
2016-12-13 P4A 2016 Hilarity Reprise - OVER $2M RAISED!! 04:00 72,315
2016-12-09 T. rex Arms & BEARDOGS! | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 6 06:30 42,183
2016-12-07 Project For Awesome 2016 Livestream - KICKOFF! 7:25:48 101,553
2016-12-02 Mammoths vs. Mastodons: Can we 'de-extinct' them both? 03:58 78,420
2016-11-21 A Commitment to Curiosity. 05:44 59,738
2016-11-17 The Amazing Laser 07:17 37,953
2016-11-10 2 Extinctions, 1 New Species, and… chess?| Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 5 05:58 26,134
2016-11-03 How Bird Vomit Helps Us Understand History 08:04 33,011
2016-10-27 Spooky Stories & Tailless Tenrecs | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 4 06:27 28,295
2016-10-19 Why did King Tut have a flat head? 07:56 601,420
2016-10-12 Sucky Fish & Relationship Advice from Ants | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 3 05:45 23,608
2016-10-07 Get out and #voteIRL - for SCIENCE. 01:43 19,752
2016-10-05 Botflies, Chicago Parakeets, and the Smallest Collection | Ask Emily #13 06:22 31,868
2016-09-29 Sex Lives of Peregrine Falcons & Time Travel Discoveries | Ep. 2 06:15 31,067
2016-09-21 Behind-the-scenes on our new set! 08:51 36,215
2016-09-14 Dinosaur Discovery & Updates on Cloud Rats | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 1 07:10 36,674
2016-08-31 New Series Announcement! | Natural News from The Field Museum 01:02 32,592
2016-08-24 The Man-Eating Lions of Tsavo 09:16 87,250
2016-08-11 Campaigning for CHANGE! Don't be Shallow - Vote for Mallow 06:43 23,553
2016-07-27 This flower only grows in the wild on a single tiny island... in Illinois. 09:00 42,462
2016-07-15 The Flapper and the Panda 09:22 58,194
2016-06-30 A Lifetime of Curiosity 10:46 29,246
2016-06-26 VidCon Live Day 3 7:47:50 148,209
2016-06-15 Ask Emily: Hotline Edition 06:38 52,190
2016-06-02 The MAGNETO SNAIL! (and other marine gastropods) 07:13 42,455
2016-05-25 Quiz Show: Michael Aranda vs. Emily Graslie 17:06 250,921
2016-05-20 What is the U.S. doing about extinction? 08:11 34,468
2016-05-05 Tully monster mystery SOLVED! 07:28 82,134
2016-04-29 2016 Crash Course Patreon Livestream NOW! 8:00:02 79,630
2016-04-20 Beetles, Mites, Cockroaches Oh My! [Insect Collection Tour] 06:17 54,602
2016-04-07 Crystal and her Water Beetles 06:59 42,543
2016-03-24 The Taxonomy of Candy 06:32 156,901
2016-03-10 What is a species? 06:53 61,160
2016-02-25 Restoring Habitats with Magic Beans 07:22 56,950
2016-02-10 Periods + Fieldwork 08:13 112,951
2016-01-28 Carl Akeley's Striped Hyenas 06:55 39,013
2016-01-13 Painting the Diorama 07:14 36,602
2016-01-11 FROM THE ARCHIVE: The Final Museum Tour With Emily 08:29 39,293
2015-12-30 Death Rocks 09:02 66,918
2015-12-17 Bending Fossils: Experiments In Paleontology (Harvard Adventures, Part 3) 06:28 31,283
2015-12-07 Project For Awesome 2015 Livestream - Part 5 7:27:35 83,155
2015-12-03 Fisher Dissection: Harvard Adventures, Part 2 18:23 103,401
2015-11-23 The Origin of Mammal Movement: Harvard Adventures, Part I 04:43 39,663
2015-11-04 Clearing and Staining Fishes 06:49 62,471
2015-10-21 Ask Emily #11 06:31 54,727
2015-10-14 Spiders: The First Web Developers 05:31 115,082
2015-09-23 Millipedes: The First Land Animals 07:17 176,331
2015-08-21 Taking a short break -- see you soon! 00:49 41,498
2015-08-12 The First Brachiosaurus 05:41 52,410
2015-07-29 Banding Baby Dinosaurs 04:37 54,914
2015-07-15 The Chicago Peregrine Program 05:22 39,436
2015-07-01 How to Protect the Rainforest 05:23 36,523
2015-06-18 The Naked Mole-Rat 10:04 99,359
2015-06-03 Bullet Ant Venom 06:27 1,945,702
2015-05-20 Dissecting Ants 08:06 159,714
2015-05-07 How to Cut a Trail in Amazonia 10:10 63,715
2015-05-01 A $100,000 Egg and A 200M Year Old Pinecone 04:00 303,457
2015-04-23 Dead or Alive? A visit from Emily Graslie 12:16 33,388
2015-04-22 An Electric Eel and a Caiman 06:21 50,917
2015-04-08 How To Taxidermy A Squirrel: Part II 07:53 53,642
2015-04-06 Project Hyena Diorama: Indiegogo Campaign! 09:46 53,610
2015-04-05 SciShow Quiz Show: With the Brain Scoop's Emily Graslie! 14:05 194,561
2015-03-25 How to Taxidermy a Squirrel 13:11 173,144
2015-03-24 Brain Scoop's Emily Graslie Talks Jaguars in Trees, Venomous Snakes and Plenty of Dead Things 21:18 5,201
2015-03-05 Emily Grasile's Science Inspiration 00:24 160
2015-03-04 Jungle Atop A Desert 07:02 59,735
2015-02-18 Mummy Brains 07:35 193,091
2015-02-04 Bird Calls of Amazonia 07:00 42,147
2015-01-21 Ask Emily #10 07:10 77,369
2015-01-07 Two Bats and a Spider 04:57 67,152
2014-12-19 BUTFARTMAN Is Coming To Town! 04:00 175,381
2014-12-19 13 Inventions and Innovations Creating a Better Future for Women - List Show (Ep. 238) 07:35 260,055
2014-12-17 The Fer-de-Lance 03:43 72,389
2014-12-14 Emily Graslie Hair Braid Tutorial 09:16 54,669
2014-12-13 Project For Awesome Part 7 6:01:24 73,541
2014-12-11 The Anthropocene and the Near Future: Crash Course Big History #9 12:20 653,295
2014-12-03 Investigating the Trees of Amazonia 08:34 52,104
2014-11-19 In Search of Night Life 05:54 49,059
2014-11-05 Into the Bat Caves of Kenya: Pt. 2 09:10 32,428
2014-10-29 The Evolutionary Epic: Crash Course Big History #5 15:05 687,064
2014-10-22 Into the Bat Caves of Kenya: Pt. I 06:38 38,710
2014-10-08 Into PerĂº 13:02 78,769
2014-10-07 How to Adult Bloopers #2! 02:36 11,676
2014-10-03 Emily Graslie (Part 2) // The Brain Scoop 13:40 2,113
2014-10-03 Emily Graslie (Part 1) // The Brain Scoop 15:02 6,683
2014-10-02 The Sun & The Earth: Crash Course Big History #3 14:33 753,539
2014-09-30 Updates with Emily 00:57 46,595
2014-09-24 Fossil Fish, PT. III: The Preparation 05:59 45,833
2014-09-24 Exploring the Universe: Crash Course Big History #2 14:37 972,515
2014-09-10 Year of the Passenger Pigeon 06:54 74,855
2014-09-08 How to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies (ft. Emily Graslie)! 05:38 20,869
2014-09-07 Voices in Science 02:21 23,793
2014-09-01 How to Get Your Dream Job (ft. Emily Graslie)! 04:36 49,371
2014-08-27 Fossil Meteorites 10:36 59,501
2014-08-15 Sharks Sharks Sharks & More Sharks 06:17 73,451
2014-08-14 Shark Fin CSI 02:44 61,204
2014-08-13 Shark Weapons 03:28 87,882
2014-08-12 Fossil Sharks 03:35 71,791
2014-08-11 Why Sharks? 02:40 76,446
2014-07-30 Fossil Fish, Pt. II: A History 06:36 53,771
2014-07-24 The Art Assignment: Vidcon Edition | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios 12:42 33,088
2014-07-16 In Search of Fossil Fish 08:41 80,845
2014-07-05 Emily Graslie 04:16 2,068
2014-07-02 What the Function? with Smarter Every Day! 07:50 262,301
2014-06-25 The Tiger Beetle 01:12 50,636
2014-06-18 How to Pin an Insect 07:10 96,560
2014-06-04 Where'd you get all those dead animals? 05:47 74,831
2014-05-21 Dimetrodon is Not A Dinosaur 06:04 131,093
2014-05-14 Ask Emily: The Favorites Episode 05:24 64,374
2014-05-07 The Breast Episode Ever 06:03 154,421
2014-04-30 The Heat Theater 09:37 70,760
2014-04-23 The Audubon Field Guide 05:24 43,719
2014-04-18 YouTubers' Favourite Attenborough Moments! - #AttenboroughWeek - Earth Unplugged 04:02 156,751
2014-04-16 Crocodiles vs. Alligators 04:06 139,398
2014-04-09 The Replicator 09:37 130,906
2014-04-02 The Interactives Shop 07:57 52,303
2014-03-26 The Two-Faced Calf, Part II 09:42 112,217
2014-03-19 The Two-Faced Calf, Part I 16:15 205,627
2014-03-19 21 Mind-Blowing Now-Extinct Lifeforms - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.51) 09:16 864,685
2014-03-12 Starstuff and Nanodiamonds 06:40 73,980
2014-03-08 The Brain Scoop 02:28 156,153
2014-02-26 Ask Emily #8 04:52 73,683
2014-02-19 Meteorites From Spaaaaaace! 07:46 66,896
2014-02-13 Romantic Ants 07:11 109,394
2014-02-05 Bloopers, Deleted Scenes, and Other Oddities, Part Seven 04:53 84,685
2014-02-03 Emily Bakes: Chocolate Sriracha Cookies 13:36 19,568
2014-01-29 The Economic Botanical Collection 09:21 76,039
2014-01-22 1893 World's Columbian Exposition 06:57 62,959
2014-01-21 Emily Paints! P4A work in progress! 1:47:10 3,232
2014-01-15 Q&A with Anna Goldman 22:38 80,393
2014-01-14 Happy Anniversary! 01:44 59,259
2014-01-08 Ask Emily #7 08:22 73,977
2014-01-01 Siats meekerorum 08:00 75,776
2013-12-25 The Nondenominational Holiday Botanical Celebration 04:56 66,999
2013-12-24 Emily Makes: Lefse! 06:27 18,625
2013-12-20 Best Moments of the Project for Awesome 04:00 222,045
2013-12-18 Squirrel McNastyface 12:06 256,126
2013-12-18 On our way to $400,000! 3:49:26 22,930
2013-12-11 Carl Akeley's Fighting African Elephants 04:17 72,933
2013-12-04 Carl Akeley's Four Seasons 05:36 70,992
2013-11-27 Where My Ladies At? 06:01 945,962
2013-11-24 Internet Friends 06:15 28,361
2013-11-21 Insect Adventure, Part Three 11:58 61,420
2013-11-20 Outtakes 2! - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 35.5) 04:18 223,430
2013-11-17 Emily Bakes: Gingerbread Biscotti 10:26 19,834
2013-11-13 The Gem Room 10:46 134,439
2013-11-07 Insect Adventure, Part Two 08:21 72,903
2013-10-30 Insect Adventure, Part One 09:50 92,653
2013-10-30 Emily Loves Dead Things 05:46 34,489
2013-10-23 Zebra Bits 09:56 193,708
2013-10-16 Ask Emily #6 06:34 81,011
2013-10-16 23 Unusual Animals - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 31) 09:30 774,358
2013-10-09 Moths vs Butterflies 04:37 124,148
2013-10-04 Is a bigger brain better? w/ Brain Scoop - Zoo La La (Ep 53) - Earth Unplugged 05:06 58,787
2013-10-02 The Hero Shrew 05:17 106,080
2013-09-25 Hosenose, Part Two 13:22 113,630
2013-09-19 Hosenose, Part One 14:25 157,220
2013-09-11 Ask Emily #5 06:37 120,720
2013-09-04 What is a Museum? 03:05 75,817
2013-08-28 Cute Skulls and Cute Cavies: SciShow Talk Show #17 11:44 190,982
2013-08-28 Olinguito 06:05 96,234
2013-08-21 Welcome to The Field Museum 03:00 220,561
2013-08-14 Farewell, Montana 14:25 105,350
2013-08-12 "The Warehouse" - Episode 3 - So Much New Merch 02:57 8,800
2013-08-07 Ask Emily #4 05:20 87,953
2013-08-03 A note from Emily 01:58 98,550
2013-07-28 Chicago Adventure, Part Eight: How to be an Insect 05:10 71,824
2013-07-22 Chicago Adventure, Part Seven: Octopus Sex 06:27 108,198
2013-07-17 Chicago Adventure, Part Six: The Spice of Life 04:34 77,364
2013-07-16 Unstumped Hank & A Chinese Water Dragon: SciShow Talk Show #14 08:08 170,441
2013-07-15 Hank Green is Inappropriate 06:50 84,739
2013-07-08 Chicago Adventure, Part Five: The Platypus, The Skin, & The Cold 05:45 76,048
2013-06-27 Chicago Adventure, Part Four: Rodents of Unusual Size (And Other Mammals, Too) 06:48 82,397
2013-06-21 New Channels, New Songs, and Just Plain News 03:54 369,626
2013-06-17 Chicago Adventure, Part Three: Little Skeletons 05:35 144,249
2013-06-12 Emily Vlogs: On Dissection 04:19 69,072
2013-06-03 Mammalian Diversification 03:48 197,958
2013-05-29 Chicago Adventure, Part Two: Catalogue Dialogue 07:16 84,793
2013-05-24 Chicago Adventure, Part One: Beetles 'n Bats 05:46 128,427
2013-05-21 Telepathic Rats and a Red-lored Amazon: SciShow Talk Show #10 12:29 159,209
2013-05-13 De-Extinction, Part Two: Yes, no, maybe so? 03:30 78,907
2013-05-11 De-Extinction, Part One: How It Works, Kinda 03:20 113,446
2013-04-30 Kids' Q&A 04:16 104,503
2013-04-12 Most of a Bear 11:48 151,183
2013-04-04 Owls 02:45 118,908
2013-04-01 Outtakes, Volume 2 03:15 74,866
2013-03-29 Caviar Brownies - The Second Annual Hungry Games 04:00 357,824
2013-03-27 Ask Emily #3 05:19 100,900
2013-03-21 Pangolins 04:20 181,842
2013-03-18 Horns vs. Antlers 01:57 210,968
2013-03-17 STORY WAR #4 - HankGames IRL - Final Thoughts 10:05 45,948
2013-03-12 Domestication 03:14 120,737
2013-03-09 HankGames IRL: Story War #3 - The Cockatrice Ring 06:26 71,115
2013-03-07 Wolf Head CSI Fun Time 14:48 159,001
2013-03-04 Story War Round #2 - THE CRYSTAL CAVE 06:58 62,043
2013-03-03 STORY WAR! HankGames IRL 09:55 91,982
2013-02-27 Tetrapodal Locomotion 02:33 104,466
2013-02-27 Emily and Hank Meet a Blue-Tongued Skink: SciShow Talk Show Episode 5 10:46 226,034
2013-02-21 Ask Emily #2 04:50 122,836
2013-02-18 Hungry Like The Wolf 05:09 140,427
2013-02-14 Emily Gets a Valentine 04:57 205,896
2013-02-12 Gutting the Wolf 14:40 328,958
2013-02-09 Asteroid Fly-By! 04:18 186,849
2013-02-08 Discussing the Wolf 02:52 116,260
2013-02-05 Skinning the Wolf 14:54 626,548
2013-01-31 Recommended Reading 05:46 98,352
2013-01-28 Getting the Wolf 03:27 211,611
2013-01-27 Introducing: SciShow Talk Show! Emily, Rhinos, and Cas the Arctic Fox 12:10 249,670
2013-01-26 DNA and Dung Beetles 07:05 214,033
2013-01-24 A Bear Skull 04:07 101,792
2013-01-21 The Spirit Collection 06:40 157,209
2013-01-18 Thoughts from Carnegie Hall 03:59 284,099
2013-01-17 Ask Emily #1 05:00 172,650
2013-01-14 The Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum 05:35 129,727
2012-12-27 Just to Tide You Over 02:53 125,427
2012-12-27 Michael and Emily Bake Cookies 03:31 84,532
2012-12-20 More Out-Takes from the Museum 02:34 91,009
2012-12-20 Outtakes from Hank Green's visit to the Museum 02:01 116,728
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 27,366
2012-12-07 Thoughts from Dead Animals 04:00 457,267
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