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
 

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2016-12-08 Project For Awesome 2016 Livestream - KICKOFF! 7:25:48 102,391
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2016-09-21 Behind-the-scenes on our new set! 08:51 58,526
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2016-08-11 Campaigning for CHANGE! Don't be Shallow - Vote for Mallow 06:43 27,103
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2016-07-15 The flapper who brought pandas to America 09:22 95,899
2016-06-30 A Lifetime of Curiosity 10:46 38,961
2016-06-15 Hotline Edition | Ask Emily 06:38 63,565
2016-06-02 The MAGNETO SNAIL! (and other marine gastropods) 07:13 69,146
2016-05-25 Quiz Show: Michael Aranda vs. Emily Graslie 17:06 379,788
2016-05-20 Endangered Species: an explainer 07:51 51,302
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2016-04-30 2016 Crash Course Patreon Livestream NOW! 8:00:02 79,704
2016-04-20 Beetles, Mites, Cockroaches Oh My! [Insect Collection Tour] 06:17 164,828
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2016-03-10 What is a species? 06:53 181,270
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2016-02-10 Periods + Fieldwork 08:13 160,776
2016-01-28 Carl Akeley's Striped Hyenas 06:55 59,540
2016-01-13 Painting the Diorama 07:14 56,452
2016-01-11 FROM THE ARCHIVE: The Final Museum Tour With Emily 08:29 60,937
2015-12-30 Death Rocks 09:02 107,515
2015-12-17 Bending Fossils: Experiments In Paleontology (Harvard Adventures, Part 3) 06:28 39,402
2015-12-07 Project For Awesome 2015 Livestream - Part 5 7:27:35 83,223
2015-12-03 Fisher Dissection: Harvard Adventures, Part 2 18:23 151,124
2015-11-23 The Origin of Mammal Movement: Harvard Adventures, Part I 04:43 53,062
2015-11-04 Clearing and Staining Fishes 06:49 144,365
2015-10-21 Plants in Space? | Ask Emily 06:31 65,974
2015-10-14 Spiders: The First Web Developers 05:31 142,903
2015-09-23 Millipedes: The First Land Animals 07:17 247,602
2015-08-21 Taking a short break -- see you soon! 00:49 44,798
2015-08-12 The First Brachiosaurus 05:41 74,211
2015-07-29 Banding Baby Dinosaurs 04:37 69,858
2015-07-15 The Chicago Peregrine Program 05:22 46,782
2015-07-01 How to Protect the Rainforest 05:23 81,045
2015-06-18 The Naked Mole-Rat 10:04 183,110
2015-06-03 Bullet Ant Venom 06:27 2,133,784
2015-05-20 Dissecting Ants 08:06 295,900
2015-05-07 How to Cut a Trail in Amazonia 10:10 74,317
2015-05-01 A $100,000 Egg and A 200M Year Old Pinecone 04:00 349,394
2015-04-23 Dead or Alive? A visit from Emily Graslie 12:16 63,070
2015-04-22 An Electric Eel and a Caiman 06:21 71,800
2015-04-08 How To Taxidermy A Squirrel: Part II 07:53 94,061
2015-04-06 Project Hyena Diorama: Indiegogo Campaign! 09:46 67,935
2015-04-05 SciShow Quiz Show: With the Brain Scoop's Emily Graslie! 14:05 245,910
2015-03-25 How to Taxidermy a Squirrel 13:11 318,953
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2015-03-05 Emily Grasile's Science Inspiration 00:24 189
2015-03-04 Jungle Atop A Desert 07:02 82,870
2015-02-18 Mummy Brains 07:35 908,299
2015-02-04 Bird Calls of Amazonia 07:00 79,685
2015-01-21 Ask Emily #10 07:10 91,408
2015-01-07 Two Bats and a Spider 04:57 90,111
2014-12-19 BUTFARTMAN Is Coming To Town! 03:59 180,217
2014-12-19 13 Inventions and Innovations Creating a Better Future for Women - List Show (Ep. 238) 07:35 269,638
2014-12-17 The Fer-de-Lance 03:43 148,418
2014-12-15 Emily Graslie Hair Braid Tutorial 09:16 72,568
2014-12-14 Project For Awesome Part 7 6:01:24 73,661
2014-12-11 The Anthropocene and the Near Future: Crash Course Big History #9 12:20 1,211,942
2014-12-03 Investigating the Trees of Amazonia 08:34 78,068
2014-11-19 In Search of Night Life 05:54 60,016
2014-11-05 Into the Bat Caves of Kenya: Pt. 2 09:10 37,803
2014-10-29 The Evolutionary Epic: Crash Course Big History #5 15:05 1,202,633
2014-10-22 Into the Bat Caves of Kenya: Pt. I 06:38 44,479
2014-10-08 Into PerĂº 13:02 96,150
2014-10-07 How to Adult Bloopers #2! 02:36 12,336
2014-10-04 Emily Graslie (Part 2) // The Brain Scoop 13:40 2,866
2014-10-03 Emily Graslie (Part 1) // The Brain Scoop 15:02 9,797
2014-10-02 The Sun & The Earth: Crash Course Big History #3 14:33 1,281,286
2014-09-30 Updates with Emily 00:57 49,520
2014-09-25 Fossil Fish, PT. III: The Preparation 05:59 73,118
2014-09-24 Exploring the Universe: Crash Course Big History #2 14:37 1,584,289
2014-09-10 Year of the Passenger Pigeon 06:54 101,453
2014-09-08 How to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies (ft. Emily Graslie)! 05:38 22,927
2014-09-07 Voices in Science 02:21 27,981
2014-09-01 How to Get Your Dream Job (ft. Emily Graslie)! 04:36 54,112
2014-08-27 Fossil Meteorites 10:36 106,879
2014-08-15 Sharks Sharks Sharks & More Sharks 06:16 118,770
2014-08-14 Shark Fin CSI 02:44 75,432
2014-08-14 Shark Weapons 03:28 132,335
2014-08-13 Fossil Sharks 03:35 102,792
2014-08-11 Why Sharks? 02:40 93,241
2014-07-30 Fossil Fish, Pt. II: A History 06:36 81,332
2014-07-24 The Art Assignment: Vidcon Edition | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios 12:42 36,816
2014-07-16 In Search of Fossil Fish 08:41 213,983
2014-07-05 Emily Graslie 04:16 2,632
2014-07-02 What the Function? with Smarter Every Day! 07:50 395,874
2014-06-25 The Tiger Beetle 01:12 59,632
2014-06-18 How to Pin an Insect 07:10 283,969
2014-06-04 Where'd you get all those dead animals? 05:47 109,854
2014-05-21 Dimetrodon is Not A Dinosaur 06:03 212,561
2014-05-14 The Favorites Episode | Ask Emily 05:24 75,566
2014-05-07 The Breast Episode Ever 06:03 220,733
2014-04-30 The Heat Theater 09:36 87,939
2014-04-23 The Audubon Field Guide 05:24 54,726
2014-04-18 YouTubers' Favourite Attenborough Moments! | #AttenboroughWeek | Earth Unplugged 04:02 181,675
2014-04-16 Crocodiles vs. Alligators 04:06 189,934
2014-04-09 The Replicator 09:37 186,027
2014-04-02 The Interactives Shop 07:57 59,953
2014-03-26 The Two-Faced Calf, Part II 09:42 140,419
2014-03-19 The Two-Faced Calf, Part I 16:15 259,677
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2014-03-12 Starstuff and Nanodiamonds 06:40 88,242
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2014-02-19 Meteorites From Spaaaaaace! 07:46 93,822
2014-02-13 Romantic Ants 07:11 128,378
2014-02-05 Bloopers, Deleted Scenes, and Other Oddities, Part Seven 04:53 100,211
2014-02-03 Emily Bakes: Chocolate Sriracha Cookies 13:36 24,574
2014-01-29 The Economic Botanical Collection 09:21 110,852
2014-01-22 1893 World's Columbian Exposition 06:57 107,752
2014-01-15 Q&A with Anna Goldman 22:38 105,253
2014-01-14 Happy Anniversary! 01:44 62,511
2014-01-09 How Do I Get A Museum Job? | Ask Emily 08:22 89,763
2014-01-01 Siats meekerorum 08:00 97,791
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2013-12-24 Emily Makes: Lefse! 06:27 27,295
2013-12-20 Best Moments of the Project for Awesome 04:00 227,574
2013-12-19 Squirrel McNastyface 12:05 305,666
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2013-11-20 Outtakes 2! - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 35.5) 04:18 231,189
2013-11-17 Emily Bakes: Gingerbread Biscotti 10:26 24,399
2013-11-13 The Gem Room 10:46 231,784
2013-11-07 Insect Adventure, Part Two 08:21 85,051
2013-10-30 Insect Adventure, Part One 09:50 115,743
2013-10-30 Emily Loves Dead Things 05:46 37,625
2013-10-23 Zebra Bits 09:56 316,892
2013-10-16 How Do Taxidermists Preserve Snakes? | Ask Emily 06:34 92,734
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2013-10-09 Moths vs Butterflies 04:37 259,146
2013-10-04 Is a bigger brain better? w/ Brain Scoop | Earth Unplugged 05:06 64,831
2013-10-02 The Hero Shrew 05:17 147,927
2013-09-25 Hosenose, Part Two 13:22 142,447
2013-09-19 Hosenose, Part One 14:25 198,037
2013-09-11 ARTHROPOD! | Ask Emily 06:37 135,887
2013-09-04 What is a Museum? 03:05 148,324
2013-08-28 Cute Skulls and Cute Cavies: SciShow Talk Show #17 11:44 236,775
2013-08-28 Olinguito 06:04 120,505
2013-08-21 Welcome to The Field Museum 03:00 274,829
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2013-08-12 "The Warehouse" - Episode 3 - So Much New Merch 02:57 8,918
2013-08-07 Ask Emily #4 05:20 94,649
2013-08-04 A note from Emily 01:58 104,199
2013-07-28 Chicago Adventure, Part Eight: How to be an Insect 05:10 86,901
2013-07-22 Chicago Adventure, Part Seven: Octopus Sex 06:27 127,099
2013-07-17 Chicago Adventure, Part Six: The Spice of Life 04:34 91,932
2013-07-16 Unstumped Hank & A Chinese Water Dragon: SciShow Talk Show #14 08:08 182,968
2013-07-15 Hank Green is Inappropriate 06:50 92,835
2013-07-08 Chicago Adventure, Part Five: The Platypus, The Skin, & The Cold 05:45 91,059
2013-06-27 Chicago Adventure, Part Four: Rodents of Unusual Size (And Other Mammals, Too) 06:48 99,465
2013-06-21 New Channels, New Songs, and Just Plain News 03:54 377,780
2013-06-17 Chicago Adventure, Part Three: Little Skeletons 05:35 159,736
2013-06-12 Emily Vlogs: On Dissection 04:19 74,924
2013-06-03 Mammalian Diversification 03:48 215,897
2013-05-29 Chicago Adventure, Part Two: Catalogue Dialogue 07:16 97,216
2013-05-25 Chicago Adventure, Part One: Beetles 'n Bats 05:46 145,054
2013-05-21 Telepathic Rats and a Red-lored Amazon: SciShow Talk Show #10 12:29 177,676
2013-05-13 De-Extinction, Part Two: Yes, no, maybe so? 03:30 84,931
2013-05-11 De-Extinction, Part One: How It Works, Kinda 03:20 120,237
2013-04-30 Kids' Q&A 04:16 112,980
2013-04-12 Most of a Bear 11:48 185,306
2013-04-04 Owls 02:45 135,683
2013-04-01 Outtakes, Volume 2 03:15 84,495
2013-03-29 Caviar Brownies - The Second Annual Hungry Games 04:00 387,115
2013-03-27 Ask Emily #3 05:19 110,187
2013-03-21 Pangolins 04:20 230,541
2013-03-18 Horns vs. Antlers 01:57 250,290
2013-03-17 STORY WAR #4 - HankGames IRL - Final Thoughts 10:05 47,109
2013-03-12 Domestication 03:14 137,495
2013-03-10 HankGames IRL: Story War #3 - The Cockatrice Ring 06:26 73,573
2013-03-08 Wolf Head CSI Fun Time 14:48 202,910
2013-03-04 Story War Round #2 - THE CRYSTAL CAVE 06:58 63,653
2013-03-03 STORY WAR! HankGames IRL 09:55 96,493
2013-02-28 Tetrapodal Locomotion 02:33 115,763
2013-02-27 Emily and Hank Meet a Blue-Tongued Skink: SciShow Talk Show Episode 5 10:46 271,355
2013-02-21 Ask Emily #2 04:49 133,835
2013-02-18 Hungry Like The Wolf 05:09 160,618
2013-02-14 Emily Gets a Valentine 04:57 227,944
2013-02-13 Gutting the Wolf 14:40 414,299
2013-02-09 Asteroid Fly-By! 04:18 191,581
2013-02-08 Discussing the Wolf 02:52 133,712
2013-02-05 Skinning the Wolf 14:54 1,531,383
2013-01-31 Recommended Reading 05:46 110,896
2013-01-28 Getting the Wolf 03:27 254,561
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2013-01-21 The Spirit Collection 06:40 189,014
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2013-01-17 Ask Emily #1 05:00 188,450
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2012-12-27 Just to Tide You Over 02:53 138,291
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