Seppälä, Emma


Emma Seppälä, Ph. D., is the science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, the founder of the popular news site Fulfillment Daily, and a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and Psychology Today.

Her bestselling first book, The Happiness Track, has been published in 13 international territories. 

She is the recipient of several research grants and service awards including the James W. Lyons Award from Stanford University for founding Stanford’s first academic class on the psychology of happiness and teaching well-being programs for students. She graduated from Yale (BA), Columbia (MA), and Stanford (PhD).

Originally from Paris, France, she is a native speaker of French, English, and German, and is conversant in Spanish and Mandarin. She is the mother of two young boys.