"During one class when I saw that my internet connection was unstable for a moment, I confessed...that my biggest fear was having my face freeze with my mouth wide open like a tortured animal,” said Polk, an advanced instructor in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, one of Stanford’s signature programs for undergraduate students.”
Emily Polk was a guest speaker on the International Science Council's ‘Transforming Science Communication for Transformations to Sustainability’ global webinar. Speakers discussed how we can communicate transdisciplinary research in an inclusive and ethical way, and how today’s communication tools can be used to foreground voices that are frequently marginalized in climate change debates.
"Following her college graduation, Emily Polk set off at age 22 to walk around the world. She began her journey in Ireland with minimal supplies including a two person tent, her harmonica, and a hunger to learn about unique perspectives from across the globe. Her love for storytelling, environmental justice, and journalism inspired her as she moved through many different countries, jobs, and eventually to Stanford." -The Stanford Social Project
"The practice and process of writing is not only a solitary act. We are made better every time we share our words with each other, every time we are courageous enough to listen to one another, to help each other say the things we need and want to say..."