Director of communications and outreach for the Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland
Emily Edwards is a science communicator who specializes in making illustrations. She oversees the public information efforts for the University of Maryland Physics Department and the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science. Her team’s communication products include news stories, graphics, and the podcast “Relatively Certain.” Edwards leads a National Science Foundation sponsored project that aims to build a visually driven quantum physics web application for non-expert learners. Prior to getting into science communication, she attended graduate school in physics at the University of Maryland. She is passionate about increasing public awareness, appreciation, and understanding of physics and also enjoys building demos and talking to kids about science.