Emily graduated from Caltech with a PhD in physics. She did her undergraduate work at Princeton University in physics, where she worked on magnetic materials. After completing her undergraduate work, she joined MIT Lincoln Laboratory working in the Systems Analysis group. Her Resnick project focused on the management of light in solar cells. Specifically, by reducing light emission from solar cells she hoped to achieve high efficiencies to make solar power more affordable.
RSI Research: Limiting Emission Angle for Increased Solar Cell Efficiency