Dr. Emilly Obuya

Emilly Obuya, Ph.D is an Associate Professor and Chair of the chemistry department at Russell Sage College. Her passion is working with the youth on using STEM and design-thinking principles to solve local and global challenges. She has led and co-led several service-learning and outreach initiatives at the NATURE Lab, where she worked with the students on hands-on, authentic and real-world scenarios. She is currently working with the team at NATURE Lab to design an environmental justice curriculum that will be used by the youth for project-based learning and civic engagement. She is committed to developing a STEM ecosystem that will involve authentic community engagement with all stakeholders, and that will impart the much needed 21st century skills to our youth. 

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