Emily Costa (she/her) is a 6th year PhD candidate at Weill Cornell Graduate School in New York City. She is completing her thesis research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she studies currently undruggable co-mutations in non-small cell lung cancer in hopes of uncovering new strategies for therapy. She is an avid science communicator, storyteller, and trivia host, practicing all three through her podcast Facts Machine, which features scientists and academics from a variety of backgrounds and is occasionally performed live at nerdy comedy venue Caveat. She’s also a freelance science writer and volunteers with NYC-based organizations aimed towards increasing accessibility and inclusivity in science education, all of which she’s eager to dedicate herself more fully to after graduate school. In her free time, she can be found baking, cyanotyping, or tending to her ever expanding family of houseplants.