Emily Graslie, Emily Graslie is an intelligent and well-respected science reporter for The Brain Scoop. The program, which is presented by YouTube, is an educational series that explores some of the more interesting aspects of science.
As a volunteer at the Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum, Graslie developed a keen interest in biology and natural history. Following a guest appearance in Hank Green’s VlogBrothers, she was offered her own YouTube channel, which focuses on taxidermy, biology, and natural history.
The Brain Scoop debuted in January 2013. Within months, the channel gained more than 140,000 subscribers. Through her online program, Graslie was eventually recognized by the staff at Chicago’s Field Museum.
The 24-year-old web blogger was approached by the museum and offered a position on the staff. However, the museum did not have a specific position in mind. Instead, they allowed Graslie to create her own title. As reported by the Chicago Tribune, she is now the Field Museum’s first and only Chief Curiosity Correspondent.
In addition to her YouTube channel and her work with the museum, Emily Graslie is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University. Although she has attracted numerous fans, the 24-year-old is disturbed by an increasing amount of sexist comments.