A recent graduate from the University of Calgary, Emily is currently director and co-CEO of FREDsense Technologies, an early stage biotech company in Calgary. Using a combination of electrochemistry, electrical engineering and synthetic biology, the company designs autonomous sensors for contaminants in wastewater. Their ultimate goal is to allow everyone to know exactly what’s in their water. During her university years, Emily was a leader of the university’s International Genetically Engineered Machines competition team. The team worked on designing and engineering microbes to solve a variety of important tasks such as detecting disease and remediating waste. The team won a variety of international awards for their work and Emily brings this experience to her position at FREDsense. Emily loves public speaking and has won a variety of pitch and presentation competitions. In her spare time, Emily mentors high school students from rural Alberta competing in genetic engineering competitions, tutors math and highland dances.