Emily Estep

Emily Estep

Emily Estep is a biologist and journalist who has worked for a variety of online news and media outlets, writing about and editing topics that range from film and beauty to science and the automobile industry for more than six years. She has a Master's of Science degree in biology, with a focus on sustainable agriculture, and she’s also an expert on growing your own food, environmental sciences, and all topics relating to houseplants.


  • Co-managed a student-run, sustainable farm and farmer's market without the use of pesticides and herbicides at Ohio University
  • Published film reviews, interviews, and television recaps for websites such as FilmSchoolRejects.com and Comicbook.com
  • Compiled lists of trending products in the beauty, health, and home industries for Bustle Digital Group


Emily Estep studied sustainable agriculture and eco-friendly alternatives to fertilizer and soil amendments for her master's degree. At school, she co-managed a student-run farm and its market. Prior to this experience, Emily received a bachelor's degree in journalism and wrote about topics in the entertainment, automobile, and beauty industries.


Emily received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Master of Science in Plant Biology from Ohio University.

Expertise: Biology, Sustainable Agriculture
Education: Ohio University
Location: Athens, Ohio
Title: Fact Checker

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