Emily Da.


Emily received her BS in Chemical Engineering from MIT, with minors in both Physics and in Earth Science. She then went on to receive her PhD in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley, where she developed and studied the physics of nanostructured polymers. Emily is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University, where she develops reversibly shape-changing polymers for 3D printing of complex actuators. 

Emily has worked as a teacher and mentor in several capacities. From 2010 to 2012, she served as a Teach for America corps member, teaching high school chemistry and physics. She also spent several summers teaching computer science to Israeli and Palestinian high school students in Jerusalem through the MIT-MEET program (Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow). In addition, she has worked as a teaching assistant for UC Berkeley courses in both Introductory Chemical Engineering and Technical Communications and an associate advisor and undergraduate mentor at MIT.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys photography, cooking, and hiking & backpacking.

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard University, Postdoctoral research fellow
  • University of California, Berkeley, PhD in Chemical Engineering
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS in Chemical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Physics