Emily Sharer

Emily Sharer

Emily Sharer

Graduate Research Assistant

political psychology, social media, disinformation, cognitive fatigue caused by technology

Emily is a graduate of the University of Birmingham, where she received a Master’s of Science in Political Psychology, and George Mason, where she received her Master’s of Public Policy. Growing up in Texas, Emily loves raising her Texas Longhorn cattle on her family’s ranch, and is passionate about energy policy reform in the agriculture sector and disinformation on social media platforms, including how the two can intersect. 

Her current research extends to cognitive fatigue on social media in relation to news media.

Grants and Fellowships

The Center for Energy Science and Policy (CESP)(GMU) - Graduate Fellow



Texas A&M University, joint BSc in Psychology, BA in Criminal Justice

University of Birmingham (England) MSc in Political Psychology 

George Mason University, Masters in Public Policy (MPP)

Specializations in politics, contract law, abnormal psychology, epigenetics, neurobiology, and medical neuroscience