Emma S. Green is a fourth-year doctoral candidate at the University of Waterloo, in the Psychology department (Faculty of Arts). Emma graduated with a BSc. Hons. Specialist in Mental Health Studies from the University of Toronto in 2016. At UW, Emma is a PhD. candidate in the Developmental Psychology area (working with the Social Development Lab); her main area of research is early personality in children (also known as temperament) and how it affects their ability to engage in social interactions with their peers. Her research involves examining childhood shyness, social anxiety, as well as children's social and cognitive abilities. Emma has acted as an area representative for the Graduate Association for Students in Psychology (GASP), and then later as the vice-president of GASP.
Emma completed the Centre for Teaching Excellence’s (CTE) Fundamentals program in 2019 and she is currently completing the Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) program. Emma has held the position of teaching assistant for the psychology department for 10 courses; these courses were face-to-face learning or online. She has been invited to be a guest speaker or guest lecturer for undergraduate psychology courses. Emma enjoys introducing students to new knowledge and creating an engaging environment for learning that encourages student participation and problem-solving. She is an advocate and resource for accessibility in learning and supporting student mental health at all levels of post-secondary education.