Emily works for Directed Technologies, Inc. in Arlington, Virginia, a technical consulting firm providing engineering and scientific analysis and services to both government and industry. They have been developing a cargo inspection system based on a high energy proton accelerator.
“I feel fortunate to have gotten the chance to work with the W&L Physics and Engineering Department during my years in Lexington. My education at W&L taught me problem-solving skills that I use daily in my job. W&L is truly a learning institution, and the W&L physics department embraces this concept for all of their students.”
“The professors make themselves available and accessible with the goal that each one of their students is successful. As a physics major, I had numerous [upper division] classes with a total of two or three students. The personal attention was exceptional and provided me with close access to incredibly knowledgeable, experienced, and renowned scientists. Additionally, the professors encourage a well-rounded education and lifestyle that fits with the liberal arts learning institution that is W&L.”
Emily earned her B.S. degree in physics and mathematics from Washington and Lee in 2005. She then pursued a masters degree in systems engineering at Johns Hopkins University.