We were thrilled to welcome Emmy Francek ‘18 as our next guest on Alumni Conversations, a podcast series featuring Sewickley Academy alumni who discuss their lives after SA and share some of their favorite memories as a Panther.
Emmy Francek, the 2021-2022 Outstanding Senior for the Gallogly College of Engineering, is a biomedical engineering accelerated master’s student at the University of Oklahoma with a 3.96 GPA from Traverse City, Michigan. Emmy is a four-time US Figure Skating Gold Medalist who spends her free time coaching and teaching adaptive skating. Since joining Dr. Stefan Wilhelm’s lab her freshman year, Emmy’s research has been featured in three publications in the fields of nanomedicine and immunoengineering. One of her publications was even highlighted on the cover of the journal for Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. Through her passion for education, outreach, and diversity, Emmy is committed to creating opportunities for underrepresented and underserved student groups in medicine and science both now and in her future career. As such, in 2019, Emmy helped found an organization called BE4NANO (Bionanotechnology Engagement for Native Americans in Oklahoma) which provides nanomedicine outreach to K-12 students representing communities historically underrepresented in STEM fields. Emmy is working towards an MD/PhD in order to develop innovative strategies for safe and effective cancer treatment while empowering the next generation of scientists and engineers.