Emily Sesno

Emily Sesno

Curriculum Development Intern
US Geological Survey
Email: esesno@contractor.usgs.gov

Emily Sesno is a USGS contractor currently working with PI-CASC to develop K-12 climate science educational resources. She also partners with the USGS Youth and Education in Science (YES) office to collaborate on broader education efforts within USGS. Emily has a BSc in Marine Science from Eckerd College and a MSc in Marine Biology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where she conducted research at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology. Emily’s research focused on the impacts of climate change, specifically ocean warming and acidification on marine invertebrates. During her graduate studies, she also worked with Hawaiʻi Sea Grant to develop an online elementary (grades 3-5) earth and ocean science curriculum that is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Emily has been involved with the ocean and education for all of her career, living and working internationally as a SCUBA and sailing instructor and marine science educator. Through this role, Emily is working to communicate the important research of PI-CASC by translating the science into hands-on and engaging lessons to inspire the future generation of scientists.