Emily is a PhD student working with Professor Kou Murayama at the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology, Tübingen. Her research interests include interventions to support motivation to learn, interest development, motivation-regulation strategies in education, effective feedback to promote learning and motivation, self-efficacy, perceptions of effort, and looking at motivation in education from a reward processing perspective. She did her M.Sc. in Neural and Behavioral Sciences at University of Tübingen with a thesis on the effects of mood on willingness to work for rewards. Before that, she earned a B.A. in Psychology and Neuroscience at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois with an honors thesis on effects of approach and avoidance motivation on category learning.