Emily enjoys interacting with professionals in related fields as well as public audience members of all ages. Through the MSUFAL, she has been an instructor in numerous workshops and presentations to forensic scientists and law enforcement professionals. In 2015, an MSUFAL team presented a Hands-On Introduction to Forensic Anthropology day-long workshop at the Midwestern Association of Forensic Sciences 44th Annual Meeting. In 2014, the Michigan State Police partnered with the MSUFAL to present a week-long workshop Training in the Analysis and Excavation of Human Remains. This included a staged excavation of replica human remains as well as classroom activities to expose crime scene investigation teams to the techniques and procedures commonly used by forensic anthropologists.
The MSU Graduate Women in Science program presents a Middle School Girls Math and Science day each year, which Emily has been involved with both as a presenter of The Tales Bones Tell and as the finance co-chair since 2012. A variety of programs offered by the university have reached out to the MSUFAL for outreach, such as the Future DOCs and OSTEOChamps, both offered by the Colleges of Human and Osteopathic Medicine. In summer of 2015, Emily co-presented a workshop on the basics of forensic anthropology for each of these student groups.
She also participates in the MSU Museum’s Darwin Discovery Day each February with a presentation on hominid evolution. The same type of presentation is requested by a local middle school teacher each fall – Emily presented there in 2014 and 2015. In 2013, she co-presented on hominid fossils as well as on bone growth and development at the inaugural MSU Science Festival.