Emily Hicks

Notre Dame Collegiate SynBio

A graduate of the University of Calgary and an alumnus of Singularity University, Emily is currently President and co-founder of FREDsense Technologies. Coupling genetic engineering and electrochemistry, FREDsense creates portable devices that enable anyone, anywhere to measure trace contaminants in water. Currently in-use by utilities and mining companies, FREDsense has won a number of awards including The Queen’s Entrepreneurship competition, Singularity University’s Global Grand Challenge for water and the She Loves Tech Global competition. Emily is a Kairos fellow, has been a top 30 under 30 in Canada for Sustainability and was recently awarded an Arch award from the University of Calgary. Emily has been a mentor with geekStarter for several years and loves helping high school students get involved in genetic engineering