About This Event
We're pleased to hear from Emily Darowski, Associate Director for the Utah Women & Leadership Project. Join us for her remarks, followed by a live Q&A.
Date: Wednesday, March 1st
Time: 11:30 am - 1 :30 pm
Place: Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center (HC)
Dr. Emily Swensen Darowski is the Associate Director for the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP). Her role involves research team management, building partnerships and collaborations, developing resources and special initiatives, and fundraising.
Emily has earned four degrees: a bachelor’s in psychology from Idaho State University, a master’s and doctorate in cognitive psychology from Michigan State University, and a master’s in library and information science from San Jose State University. She taught as visiting psychology faculty at Brigham Young University (BYU)—Idaho and then held a faculty position in the BYU Lee Library for 8 years where she earned continuing faculty status (tenure) and associate rank. She also taught as an adjunct instructor in the BYU psychology department. Her research has spanned many collaborations and topics, including the impact of aging and memory, the influence of motivation on self-regulation, improving undergraduate writing, and mindfulness.
Over the years, Emily’s research focus and interests have turned toward gender equity and increasing the influence of women, which led her to seek a position with UWLP. In her role as associate director, Emily hopes to influence policy, break down barriers, and shift attitudes in ways that support women and allow them to reach their educational, professional, and personal/familial goals.