The Field Museum announced on Monday it was hiring Emily Graslie, the 23-year-old behind the YouTube channel the "Brain Scoop," as the museum's "Chief Curiosity Correspondent."
Graslie and co-writer Michael Aranda will produce 50 episodes about the museum for the YouTube channel, which has more than 2.3 million hits. She will also appear in the museum throughout the year for question-and-answer sessions and will work in the field with scientists.
"We are delighted to have Emily on board. She will be a valuable contributor as we pursue our goal of communicating better to the public and reaching new audiences," said Field Museum President Richard Lariviere, in a statement. "We have wonderful, exciting stories to tell and her skills and enthusiasm will bring them to life in a new way."
Graslie is a long-distance master's degree student in museum studies at Johns Hopkins University.