BSNC congratulates shareholder Robyn Emery, who will start the University of Washington’s Pathology / Molecular Medicine Ph.D. program next fall. She plans to focus on infectious disease research. She encourages other young people in their pursuit of higher education, “Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it! The opportunities are out there, you just need to actively be pursing them.”
Robyn graduated with high honors from Northwest University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2016 at the age of 20 years old. She has previously attended Ocean Research College Academy during her high school Junior and Senior years. Summer 2014 and 2015 Robyn interned at Penn State’s National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Program and at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She is currently doing post-baccalaureate work at UW Medicine’s Tuberculosis Laboratory.
She is the daughter of BSNC shareholder/artist Susan Ringstad Emery and John Emery. Robyn thanks the Bering Straits Foundation, Sitnausauk and Kawerak for scholarship assistance during her undergraduate studies. Robyn is an enrolled tribal member of Native Village of Shishmaref.