Emma Newkirk


Emma is the ArtSciLab manager and research coordinator. She has a hand in every lab project by supporting each team and member in many varied, ever-evolving ways. The main thread of her work here is making sure everyone, from high school interns to ATEC’s Dean Anne Balsamo, has what they need to get personal and professional value from each project- whether they know what those needs are or not.

Emma came to UT Dallas for an MS in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience after receiving her bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from Lehigh University in 2015. She hopes to apply both of her degrees and her team management experience in the lab to the intersection of technology, design, and policy to make a difference in the healthcare industry.