Emily Scott is a science writer for the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.

She has previously reported for The Daily IlliniTechnograph, Chicago Inno, and the News Progress.

She is an alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she studied news-editorial journalism and agricultural communications. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in journalism at Illinois.

Emily is passionate about telling stories of the people and processes behind science. She has experience in writing, editing, video and audio production, design and photography.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs and the Fighting Illini.