Hey, I'm Emma! I'm currently in my fourth year at The University of British Columbia, studying Engineering Physics. I am focusing on building a comprehensive foundation in Physics as well as in Mechanical, Electrical and Software Engineering.
At heart, I'm an artist who fell in love with physics. I'm a creative who has found her way into a community of technical thinkers solving massive, impactful problems, and I enjoy combining the rigors of science and math with human-centered designs that take on a more personal feel.
In addition to the exciting technical background that it provides, I chose Engineering Physics because
it emphasizes innovation, communication, teamwork and creative problem solving. In the long term, I hope
to apply these skills to research and develop novel technology that makes people's lives better.
On top of a full course load, I spent several years representing Western Canada on nationally competitive synchronized skating teams. I volunteer frequently in youth STEM outreach programs and I am a Co-Captain of BEST — UBC's oldest and largest engineering design team focused on biomedical innovation. I’m an avid reader, a published digital artist, and an aspiring marathon-runner. I’m also a sucker for good live music.
If you're interested in getting in touch, find me on LinkedIn or shoot me an email at [email protected].
How'd I get here?
A valid question, if you take a look back at where I started. I almost didn't end up in engineering at
all – in fact, if you'd asked me five years ago, I'd have told you that I'd be graduating from art school
Fast-forward to university applications, and I remember putting engineering as my first choice on a whim, having heard it might be good for me but otherwise not having any idea what it was. The one thing I knew for sure, at the time, was that choosing to pursue a degree in engineering meant not pursuing a degree in art. While I was thrilled for the chance to put my loves of math and physics to use, I was sure it meant that I would have to put the art dream on hold.
It's taken me this long to realize that engineering, in its own way, is an artistic medium just like any other. It's creative and it's challenging, and it equips you with the tools to create something from nothing and make a positive difference in the world.