Important message about the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In an effort to care for all of our personnel, families, and mission around the world, EMI has been taking a number of steps in response to the progress of COVID-19.

Location-specific Crisis Management Teams remain in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. Decisions about official EMI travel (including project travel) domestically and internationally are being made on a case-by-case basis by Office Directors in locations concerned. EMI’s worldwide offices remain in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and will respond to new information affecting our worldwide ministry and teams. We view the COVID-19 Coronavirus as an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.

Abby Rice

Engineering Fellow - Electrical
Joined EMI: December 2020
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Professional Training & Experience

  • B.S. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 2014
  • Masters of Electrical Engineering, MIT, 2015
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) in Colorado

Abby studied electrical engineering and during her years at MIT had a variety of experience designing superconducting photon sensors, being a lab assistant for a microcontroller course, and applying engineering to international development on a trip to India to improve solar lanterns.  After completing her Masters degree she worked for four years at NetApp, Inc doing hardware design for servers and researching ways to increase the communication speeds.  Then she joined the Peace Corps and moved to rural Peru to help facilitate water, wastewater, and hygiene (WASH) training to some mountain communities.  After being evacuated due to COVID, she followed God's call to join EMI as a fellow in 2021.

Ministry Experience

Abby first developed a desire to do mission work during a mission trip to Mexico with her parents while she as in high school.  Throughout college, she worked to find ways to combine her love of engineering with her passion to serve the world and build God's kingdom.  She first heard about EMI during InterVarsity's Urbana missions conference. While serving with the Peace Corps in Peru she felt God tugging her to more closely integrate discipleship with her work, and is very exctied to join EMI.