Contact me at emsque [at] uw [dot] edu if you’d like me to speak to your group or at an event! I’m also available for TV/radio interviews and voiceover work.

I’ve given a number of presentations for the general public on a wide variety of astronomy topics – you can see a recent public talk that I gave at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD here.


  • I participated as one of several panelists at a special screening of Hidden Figures and a corresponding Q&A on equity and inclusion in STEM and media.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Ed featured myself and several other people in an article on the varied experiences of women in astronomy.
  • Forbes interview myself and several colleagues for an article on supernova impostors and transient phenomena like SN 2009ip.
  • I’m featured in the September issue of Astronomy magazine as one of twenty astronomers interviewed for their main article on the future of astronomy. We were asked to give our thoughts on what we think the next decades will hold for our field; you can read my answer here.
  • My collaborators and I discovered a candidate Thorne-Żytkow object in the Small Magellanic Cloud! View a press release on the discovery here, our original paper here, and listen to an interview about the discovery with the CBC’s Quirks and Quarks here.
  • I was interviewed on KGNU‘s “How On Earth” science radio show to discuss my research on massive stars, observational astronomy, and more; you can listen to the interview here!
  • I am featured in Mabel Armstrong’s 2008 young adult book, “Women Astronomers: Reaching for the Stars“, which features short biographies of female astronomers extending from Hypatia of Egypt and Maria Mitchell up to present-day scientists!