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
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2017-08-02 Can Peace be Purchased? 10:18 214
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2017-07-12 Why Early Globalization Matters: Crash Course Big History #206 12:17 1,269
2017-07-05 Is Taxidermy ART? 05:59 42,084
2017-06-27 Why Human Ancestry Matters: Crash Course Big History 205 10:27 156,287
2017-06-21 Why Human Evolution Matters: Crash Course Big History 204 11:30 138,357
2017-06-14 I waited 4+ years for this: the World Taxidermy Championships! 07:41 141,365
2017-06-06 Why the Evolutionary Epic Matters: Crash Course Big History #203 12:22 109,485
2017-05-31 Fossil Myths: Cyclopes, Griffins, & Magic Fairy Bread 05:43 49,892
2017-05-31 Why Star Stuff Matters: Crash Course Big History 202 11:04 88,651
2017-05-24 Why Cosmic Evolution Matters: Crash Course Big History #201 11:00 153,676
2017-05-18 Coyote and Wolf Skinning 11:53 55,138
2017-05-11 Wolves can be a bit Coy 16:44 51,088
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2017-04-10 I'm Marching for Science! 04:42 25,260
2017-03-08 Women on YouTube - VidCon 2016 58:53 3,025
2017-03-07 HFS #6 - (The Gist) Nerdcon: Poop Your Pants 04:54 1,697
2017-03-07 HFS #6 - NerdCon 'Safe Words' 56:32 8,562
2017-02-14 The Evolution of Human Birth 09:24 104,936
2017-02-13 Updates! 02:51 45,344
2016-12-14 Shoes 10:05 76,508
2016-12-13 P4A 2016 Hilarity Reprise - OVER $2M RAISED!! 04:00 75,026
2016-12-09 T. rex Arms & BEARDOGS! | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 6 06:30 46,574
2016-12-07 Project For Awesome 2016 Livestream - KICKOFF! 7:25:48 102,391
2016-12-02 Mammoths vs. Mastodons: Can we 'de-extinct' them both? 03:58 284,332
2016-11-21 A Commitment to Curiosity. 05:44 70,165
2016-11-17 The Amazing Laser 07:17 41,899
2016-11-10 2 Extinctions, 1 New Species, and… chess?| Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 5 05:58 32,994
2016-11-03 How Bird Vomit Helps Us Understand History 08:04 45,912
2016-10-27 Spooky Stories & Tailless Tenrecs | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 4 06:27 34,801
2016-10-19 Why did King Tut have a flat head? 07:56 677,558
2016-10-12 Sucky Fish & Relationship Advice from Ants | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 3 05:45 25,133
2016-10-07 Get out and #voteIRL - for SCIENCE. 01:43 21,301
2016-10-05 Botflies, Chicago Parakeets, and the Smallest Collection | Ask Emily #13 06:22 33,885
2016-09-29 Sex Lives of Peregrine Falcons & Time Travel Discoveries | Ep. 2 06:15 35,742
2016-09-21 Behind-the-scenes on our new set! 08:51 45,954
2016-09-14 Dinosaur Discovery & Updates on Cloud Rats | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 1 07:10 41,810
2016-08-31 New Series Announcement! | Natural News from The Field Museum 01:02 34,762
2016-08-24 The Man-Eating Lions of Tsavo 09:16 158,329
2016-08-11 Campaigning for CHANGE! Don't be Shallow - Vote for Mallow 06:43 24,115
2016-07-27 This flower only grows in the wild on a single tiny island... in Illinois. 09:00 45,920
2016-07-15 The Flapper and the Panda 09:22 73,902
2016-06-30 A Lifetime of Curiosity 10:46 33,012
2016-06-26 VidCon Live Day 3 7:47:50 155,847
2016-06-15 Ask Emily: Hotline Edition 06:38 58,328
2016-06-02 The MAGNETO SNAIL! (and other marine gastropods) 07:13 52,685
2016-05-25 Quiz Show: Michael Aranda vs. Emily Graslie 17:06 323,000
2016-05-20 Endangered Species: an explainer 08:11 40,981
2016-05-05 Tully monster mystery SOLVED! 07:28 90,882
2016-04-29 2016 Crash Course Patreon Livestream NOW! 8:00:02 79,704
2016-04-20 Beetles, Mites, Cockroaches Oh My! [Insect Collection Tour] 06:17 93,370
2016-04-07 Crystal and her Water Beetles 06:59 51,276
2016-03-24 The Taxonomy of Candy 06:32 184,145
2016-03-10 What is a species? 06:53 90,082
2016-02-25 Restoring Habitats with Magic Beans 07:22 67,379
2016-02-10 Periods + Fieldwork 08:13 132,826
2016-01-28 Carl Akeley's Striped Hyenas 06:55 46,186
2016-01-13 Painting the Diorama 07:14 46,424
2016-01-11 FROM THE ARCHIVE: The Final Museum Tour With Emily 08:29 51,231
2015-12-30 Death Rocks 09:02 89,234
2015-12-17 Bending Fossils: Experiments In Paleontology (Harvard Adventures, Part 3) 06:28 35,433
2015-12-07 Project For Awesome 2015 Livestream - Part 5 7:27:35 83,223
2015-12-03 Fisher Dissection: Harvard Adventures, Part 2 18:23 136,690
2015-11-23 The Origin of Mammal Movement: Harvard Adventures, Part I 04:43 41,166
2015-11-04 Clearing and Staining Fishes 06:49 67,634
2015-10-21 Ask Emily #11 06:31 56,388
2015-10-14 Spiders: The First Web Developers 05:31 119,025
2015-09-23 Millipedes: The First Land Animals 07:17 200,387
2015-08-21 Taking a short break -- see you soon! 00:49 41,926
2015-08-12 The First Brachiosaurus 05:41 63,150
2015-07-29 Banding Baby Dinosaurs 04:37 62,796
2015-07-15 The Chicago Peregrine Program 05:22 40,264
2015-07-01 How to Protect the Rainforest 05:23 44,830
2015-06-18 The Naked Mole-Rat 10:04 125,894
2015-06-03 Bullet Ant Venom 06:27 1,973,254
2015-05-20 Dissecting Ants 08:06 213,104
2015-05-07 How to Cut a Trail in Amazonia 10:10 69,073
2015-05-01 A $100,000 Egg and A 200M Year Old Pinecone 04:00 324,867
2015-04-23 Dead or Alive? A visit from Emily Graslie 12:16 46,347
2015-04-22 An Electric Eel and a Caiman 06:21 63,542
2015-04-08 How To Taxidermy A Squirrel: Part II 07:53 57,379
2015-04-06 Project Hyena Diorama: Indiegogo Campaign! 09:46 54,514
2015-04-05 SciShow Quiz Show: With the Brain Scoop's Emily Graslie! 14:05 200,671
2015-03-25 How to Taxidermy a Squirrel 13:11 219,706
2015-03-24 Brain Scoop's Emily Graslie Talks Jaguars in Trees, Venomous Snakes and Plenty of Dead Things 21:18 5,364
2015-03-05 Emily Grasile's Science Inspiration 00:24 170
2015-03-04 Jungle Atop A Desert 07:02 72,764
2015-02-18 Mummy Brains 07:35 209,998
2015-02-04 Bird Calls of Amazonia 07:00 50,664
2015-01-21 Ask Emily #10 07:10 79,127
2015-01-07 Two Bats and a Spider 04:57 68,596
2014-12-19 BUTFARTMAN Is Coming To Town! 04:00 177,816
2014-12-19 13 Inventions and Innovations Creating a Better Future for Women - List Show (Ep. 238) 07:35 264,468
2014-12-17 The Fer-de-Lance 03:43 89,082
2014-12-14 Emily Graslie Hair Braid Tutorial 09:16 64,099
2014-12-13 Project For Awesome Part 7 6:01:24 73,561
2014-12-11 The Anthropocene and the Near Future: Crash Course Big History #9 12:20 699,761
2014-12-03 Investigating the Trees of Amazonia 08:34 53,530
2014-11-19 In Search of Night Life 05:54 54,907
2014-11-05 Into the Bat Caves of Kenya: Pt. 2 09:10 33,127
2014-10-29 The Evolutionary Epic: Crash Course Big History #5 15:05 884,286
2014-10-22 Into the Bat Caves of Kenya: Pt. I 06:38 41,302
2014-10-08 Into PerĂº 13:02 80,641
2014-10-07 How to Adult Bloopers #2! 02:36 11,801
2014-10-03 Emily Graslie (Part 2) // The Brain Scoop 13:40 2,184
2014-10-03 Emily Graslie (Part 1) // The Brain Scoop 15:02 7,014
2014-10-02 The Sun & The Earth: Crash Course Big History #3 14:33 958,152
2014-09-30 Updates with Emily 00:57 48,118
2014-09-24 Fossil Fish, PT. III: The Preparation 05:59 57,627
2014-09-24 Exploring the Universe: Crash Course Big History #2 14:37 1,203,180
2014-09-10 Year of the Passenger Pigeon 06:54 89,347
2014-09-08 How to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies (ft. Emily Graslie)! 05:38 21,194
2014-09-07 Voices in Science 02:21 24,280
2014-09-01 How to Get Your Dream Job (ft. Emily Graslie)! 04:36 51,509
2014-08-27 Fossil Meteorites 10:36 60,828
2014-08-15 Sharks Sharks Sharks & More Sharks 06:17 77,195
2014-08-14 Shark Fin CSI 02:44 62,859
2014-08-13 Shark Weapons 03:28 91,970
2014-08-12 Fossil Sharks 03:35 74,816
2014-08-11 Why Sharks? 02:40 78,198
2014-07-30 Fossil Fish, Pt. II: A History 06:36 55,246
2014-07-24 The Art Assignment: Vidcon Edition | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios 12:42 33,618
2014-07-16 In Search of Fossil Fish 08:41 86,869
2014-07-05 Emily Graslie 04:16 2,116
2014-07-02 What the Function? with Smarter Every Day! 07:50 340,999
2014-06-25 The Tiger Beetle 01:12 53,289
2014-06-18 How to Pin an Insect 07:10 105,386
2014-06-04 Where'd you get all those dead animals? 05:47 90,252
2014-05-21 Dimetrodon is Not A Dinosaur 06:04 172,175
2014-05-14 Ask Emily: The Favorites Episode 05:24 71,157
2014-05-07 The Breast Episode Ever 06:03 192,829
2014-04-30 The Heat Theater 09:37 73,092
2014-04-23 The Audubon Field Guide 05:24 47,531
2014-04-18 YouTubers' Favourite Attenborough Moments! | #AttenboroughWeek | Earth Unplugged 04:02 172,159
2014-04-16 Crocodiles vs. Alligators 04:06 160,732
2014-04-09 The Replicator 09:37 160,394
2014-04-02 The Interactives Shop 07:57 56,679
2014-03-26 The Two-Faced Calf, Part II 09:42 130,307
2014-03-19 The Two-Faced Calf, Part I 16:15 216,200
2014-03-19 21 Mind-Blowing Now-Extinct Lifeforms - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.51) 09:16 874,477
2014-03-12 Starstuff and Nanodiamonds 06:40 81,062
2014-03-08 The Brain Scoop 02:28 160,681
2014-02-26 Ask Emily #8 04:52 76,525
2014-02-19 Meteorites From Spaaaaaace! 07:46 74,118
2014-02-13 Romantic Ants 07:11 116,365
2014-02-05 Bloopers, Deleted Scenes, and Other Oddities, Part Seven 04:53 86,828
2014-02-03 Emily Bakes: Chocolate Sriracha Cookies 13:36 20,176
2014-01-29 The Economic Botanical Collection 09:21 79,289
2014-01-22 1893 World's Columbian Exposition 06:57 70,195
2014-01-21 Emily Paints! P4A work in progress! 1:47:10 3,232
2014-01-15 Q&A with Anna Goldman 22:38 90,498
2014-01-14 Happy Anniversary! 01:44 60,595
2014-01-08 Ask Emily #7 08:22 77,652
2014-01-01 Siats meekerorum 08:00 83,795
2013-12-25 The Nondenominational Holiday Botanical Celebration 04:56 69,763
2013-12-24 Emily Makes: Lefse! 06:27 21,464
2013-12-20 Best Moments of the Project for Awesome 04:00 222,589
2013-12-18 Squirrel McNastyface 12:06 288,523
2013-12-18 On our way to $400,000! 3:49:26 22,944
2013-12-11 Carl Akeley's Fighting African Elephants 04:17 84,128
2013-12-04 Carl Akeley's Four Seasons 05:36 76,455
2013-11-27 Where My Ladies At? 06:01 969,606
2013-11-24 Internet Friends 06:15 29,011
2013-11-21 Insect Adventure, Part Three 11:58 66,424
2013-11-20 Outtakes 2! - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 35.5) 04:18 226,760
2013-11-17 Emily Bakes: Gingerbread Biscotti 10:26 20,377
2013-11-13 The Gem Room 10:46 163,551
2013-11-07 Insect Adventure, Part Two 08:21 77,575
2013-10-30 Insect Adventure, Part One 09:50 100,560
2013-10-30 Emily Loves Dead Things 05:46 35,207
2013-10-23 Zebra Bits 09:56 225,087
2013-10-16 Ask Emily #6 06:34 85,041
2013-10-16 23 Unusual Animals - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 31) 09:30 793,937
2013-10-09 Moths vs Butterflies 04:37 157,201
2013-10-04 Is a bigger brain better? w/ Brain Scoop - Zoo La La (Ep 53) - Earth Unplugged 05:06 59,205
2013-10-02 The Hero Shrew 05:17 120,273
2013-09-25 Hosenose, Part Two 13:22 127,518
2013-09-19 Hosenose, Part One 14:25 176,891
2013-09-11 Ask Emily #5 06:37 128,004
2013-09-04 What is a Museum? 03:05 88,089
2013-08-28 Cute Skulls and Cute Cavies: SciShow Talk Show #17 11:44 218,928
2013-08-28 Olinguito 06:05 107,207
2013-08-21 Welcome to The Field Museum 03:00 236,767
2013-08-14 Farewell, Montana 14:25 114,513
2013-08-12 "The Warehouse" - Episode 3 - So Much New Merch 02:57 8,819
2013-08-07 Ask Emily #4 05:20 91,298
2013-08-03 A note from Emily 01:58 101,197
2013-07-28 Chicago Adventure, Part Eight: How to be an Insect 05:10 78,115
2013-07-22 Chicago Adventure, Part Seven: Octopus Sex 06:27 117,267
2013-07-17 Chicago Adventure, Part Six: The Spice of Life 04:34 82,934
2013-07-16 Unstumped Hank & A Chinese Water Dragon: SciShow Talk Show #14 08:08 176,181
2013-07-15 Hank Green is Inappropriate 06:50 85,517
2013-07-08 Chicago Adventure, Part Five: The Platypus, The Skin, & The Cold 05:45 81,631
2013-06-27 Chicago Adventure, Part Four: Rodents of Unusual Size (And Other Mammals, Too) 06:48 88,682
2013-06-21 New Channels, New Songs, and Just Plain News 03:54 372,328
2013-06-17 Chicago Adventure, Part Three: Little Skeletons 05:35 150,834
2013-06-12 Emily Vlogs: On Dissection 04:19 72,029
2013-06-03 Mammalian Diversification 03:48 206,783
2013-05-29 Chicago Adventure, Part Two: Catalogue Dialogue 07:16 90,159
2013-05-24 Chicago Adventure, Part One: Beetles 'n Bats 05:46 134,840
2013-05-21 Telepathic Rats and a Red-lored Amazon: SciShow Talk Show #10 12:29 166,916
2013-05-13 De-Extinction, Part Two: Yes, no, maybe so? 03:30 81,768
2013-05-11 De-Extinction, Part One: How It Works, Kinda 03:20 116,824
2013-04-30 Kids' Q&A 04:16 108,267
2013-04-12 Most of a Bear 11:48 163,492
2013-04-04 Owls 02:45 126,666
2013-04-01 Outtakes, Volume 2 03:15 78,603
2013-03-29 Caviar Brownies - The Second Annual Hungry Games 04:00 363,447
2013-03-27 Ask Emily #3 05:19 105,268
2013-03-21 Pangolins 04:20 202,199
2013-03-18 Horns vs. Antlers 01:57 223,413
2013-03-17 STORY WAR #4 - HankGames IRL - Final Thoughts 10:05 46,551
2013-03-12 Domestication 03:14 128,577
2013-03-09 HankGames IRL: Story War #3 - The Cockatrice Ring 06:26 72,044
2013-03-07 Wolf Head CSI Fun Time 14:48 175,609
2013-03-04 Story War Round #2 - THE CRYSTAL CAVE 06:58 62,882
2013-03-03 STORY WAR! HankGames IRL 09:55 94,610
2013-02-27 Tetrapodal Locomotion 02:33 109,463
2013-02-27 Emily and Hank Meet a Blue-Tongued Skink: SciShow Talk Show Episode 5 10:46 253,460
2013-02-21 Ask Emily #2 04:50 127,523
2013-02-18 Hungry Like The Wolf 05:09 150,057
2013-02-14 Emily Gets a Valentine 04:57 215,976
2013-02-12 Gutting the Wolf 14:40 350,918
2013-02-09 Asteroid Fly-By! 04:18 188,868
2013-02-08 Discussing the Wolf 02:52 123,621
2013-02-05 Skinning the Wolf 14:54 738,217
2013-01-31 Recommended Reading 05:46 104,141
2013-01-28 Getting the Wolf 03:27 228,217
2013-01-27 Introducing: SciShow Talk Show! Emily, Rhinos, and Cas the Arctic Fox 12:10 273,800
2013-01-26 DNA and Dung Beetles 07:05 217,011
2013-01-24 A Bear Skull 04:07 109,206
2013-01-21 The Spirit Collection 06:40 172,749
2013-01-18 Thoughts from Carnegie Hall 03:59 286,515
2013-01-17 Ask Emily #1 05:00 179,859
2013-01-14 The Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum 05:35 137,266
2012-12-27 Just to Tide You Over 02:53 131,777
2012-12-27 Michael and Emily Bake Cookies 03:31 84,991
2012-12-20 More Out-Takes from the Museum 02:34 97,526
2012-12-20 Outtakes from Hank Green's visit to the Museum 02:01 127,388
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 27,467
2012-12-07 Thoughts from Dead Animals 04:00 481,223