Welcome! My name is Emily Driessen. It's nice to make your acquaintance. I am currently a PhD student at Auburn University in the Ballen lab with a passion for equity and diversity in undergraduate biology education. I believe everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, can achieve and succeed in the subject of biology, and my research focuses on how to best support this achievement and success. My past educational experiences include earning a B.S. in microbiology with a minor in chemistry from North Dakota State University while contributing to research in the McClean Lab as well as earning a M.S. in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics from the University of Kentucky while researching in the Wilhelm lab. Please explore the different tabs to find out about my research, teaching, service & outreach, and what I like to do in my free-time. For my CV, please see the document below.