Emelia joined Bay Ridge Prep in 2021 and has over ten years of experience as an educator. Prior to Bay Ridge Prep, she spent several years teaching high school science in Newark, NJ, and also served as a director of science curriculum and teacher development for high schools across the tri-state area. In addition to her work at Bay Ridge Prep, she is also an adjunct instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University.
As an undergraduate, Emelia completed a B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in French at UCLA. She also received her Ed.M. at Teachers College and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Science Education. Her research focus centers around student discourse in the science classroom.