Emily Greenhalgh is a marine biologist turned science writer on detail at NOAA's Climate Program Office. A graduate of Boston University's Science & Medical Journalism program, Emily enjoys writing about everything from environmental science to health care.
In addition to being a member of the Climate.gov editorial team, Emily took on the role of strategic communications lead and social media coordinator in February 2016. Prior to joining Maximus (a NOAA contractor), Emily worked as web editor and technology reporter for Providence Business News. She has been a contributing writer to RI EPSCoR's The Current publication, MassDevice.com, The Bermudian magazine, The Royal Gazette newspaper and R.I. Sea Grant's 41 Degrees North publication.
Emily has a Bachelor's degree in marine biology from the University of Rhode Island. She has worked on commercial fishing boats, as a science writer in Bermuda, and thinks you should know that both “octopi” and “octopuses” are technically correct.
She's currently collaborating with fellow BU alum Arezu Sarvestani on "Little Kids, Big Science," a series of books explaining complex scientific topics to young kids.
Emily enjoys rock climbing, putting cheese on things, and watching the occasional episode of MacGyver. She lives in Boston with her husband, their two dogs, and a cat.
Follow her on Twitter: @EmWritesScience