Emily L. Rice
Emily Rice is an assistant professor at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York and a research associate in the astrophysics department of the American Museum of Natural History. She earned her Ph.D. at UCLA studying enigmatic objects called brown dwarfs, which form like stars but then cool and fade to resemble gas giant planets. Rice grew up in Rochester, NY, and studied physics and astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh where she also majored in German, played ice hockey, and hosted a radio show. She has worked at the Davis Planetarium at the Maryland Science Center, the UCLA Planetarium, Griffith Observatory, and the California Science Center.