- School of Public Health W.W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award (2019)
Emily Nagoski is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller, Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that will Transform your Sex Life; and The Come As You Are Workbook. She co-authored, with her sister Amelia, Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle.
She began her work as a sex educator at the University of Delaware, where she volunteered as a peer sex educator while studying psychology. She minored in cognitive science and philosophy. She went on to earn a M.S. in Counseling and a Ph.D. in Health Behavior, both from Indiana University, with clinical and research training at the Kinsey Institute. Now she combines sex education and stress education to teach women to live with confidence and joy inside their bodies.
Emily says she’ll spend the rest of her life trying to deserve the opportunities and mentorship she received at Kinsey. She lives in western Massachusetts with two cats, a rescue pit bull named Thunder, and a cartoonist.