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Emily Gersema

Emily Gersema

Emily Gersema is the assistant director of media relations at USC University Communications. Before joining USC, she worked as a media strategy and social media consultant, and was an investigative journalist.

Stories by Emily Gersema:

One of USC’s top experts at the Information Sciences Institute whose influential work is changing brain research and helping to catch fake videos has an ambitious goal in his spare time: to translate all the works of a beloved Egyptian poet.

Patterns and prose: A USC computer scientist is a coder by trade and a poet at heart

One of USC’s top experts at the Information Sciences Institute whose influential work is changing brain research and helping to catch fake videos has an ambitious goal in his spare time: to translate all the works of a beloved Egyptian poet.

A group of leaders at a ribbon-cutting event celebrating the opening of a new aquaculture lab in Southern California
USC joined AltaSea, Holdfast Aquaculture and Carlsbad Aquafarms leaders to celebrate AltaSea as the hub for aquaculture in Southern California. Pictured: Robin Aube, Terry Tamminen, Jenny Cornuelle Krusoe, Melanie Lundquist, President Carol L. Folt, Sergey Nuzhdin, City Councilman Joe Buscaino, Ian Jacobson and Portia Cohen. (Photo/VECTIS)

USC joins AltaSea in opening a new lab to harness the power of aquaculture

USC celebrates a new lab with research accelerator AltaSea — a project that may one day help California grow stronger, healthier mussels, oysters and kelp that can withstand the effects of global warming.

Michelle Bourdon: Fair trade merchandise at USC Pacific Asia Museum
Michelle Bourdon oversees the USC Pacific Asia Museum store, which sells fair-trade certified crafts and wares from women artisans and organizations that train and provide women with a path to entrepreneurship. (USC Photo/Emily Gersema)

USC Pacific Asia Museum shop in Pasadena sells fair trade items to help women worldwide rise

In the museum’s shop, 60% of the merchandise is certified as fair trade — sourced from Asian American and Asian artists, as well as L.A.-area artists.

Illustration: Why is America so divided?
Why is America so divided? USC researchers from multiple disciplines are digging deep into America’s polarization problem. (Illustration/iStock)

Why is America so divided? Researchers find fake news about controversial topics contributes to political polarization

USC researchers dig deep into America’s polarization problem: a data-driven tool measures discord on controversial topics; computer scientists study who spreads fake news; and policy experts examine why polarization is different today.