Emily Graslie is an artist, science communicator and writer, video host, and educational media producer.
From 2013 – 2020 she worked as the first-ever ‘Chief Curiosity Correspondent’ for the Field Museum in Chicago, creating more than 200 episodes for The Brain Scoop, a natural history-themed YouTube channel whose videos have been viewed tens of millions of times. Her media productions and storytelling adventures have taken her and her viewers through both space and time, from deep into the bat caves of Kenya, to the remote Peruvian Amazon jungle — and from the Cambrian through the Cenozoic by means of geologic and fossil formations across the United States.
In 2020 she made her broadcast television debut on PBS in Prehistoric Road Trip, an original three-part series exploring the paleontology and natural history of the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming — and in PBS Digital Studios’ limited program In Our Nature in 2021. Today she’s independently producing ART LAB, a show about celebrating the intersections of art and science, in partnership with the Described and Captioned Media Program.
Graslie has received numerous accolades for her work, including the American Alliance of Museum’s Nancy Hanks Award for Professional Excellence. She holds an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Allegheny College, and in 2018 researchers at the Universities of Florida and Paraná named a new species of butterfly in recognition of her outreach efforts: Wahydra graslieae.