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GPSW 2013

Abdul-Kareem Ahmed

Health, medicine

After attending MIT, Abdul-Kareem Ahmed completed medical school at Brown University. He is currently doing a neurosurgery residency at the University of Maryland. His writing work has appeared in The Pitt News, the student newspaper of the University of Pittsburgh, and The New York Times.

GPSW Class of 2019

Diego Arenas

Astrophysics, biotechnology, health

Diego Arenas is a podcast producer at the National Institutes of Health's Intramural Research Program

GPSW 2004

Amitabh Avasthi

Documentary filmmaker, Nature Tango Films

GPSW 2013

Leslie Baehr

General sciences, marine biology

Leslie Baehr works in content strategy and branding for technical, scientific, and environmental companies. Her clients range from large corporations and global nonprofits to research institutions and advertising agencies. Previously, she was a content strategist and creative lead with The Linus Group, where she helped shift perceptions in science and healthcare through storytelling, and worked in editorial roles with Business Insider, the Natural Resources Defense Council, MIT, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and others.

GPSW 2012

Taylor Beck

Health, mental health, neuroscience

Taylor Beck is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, focused on the brain and mental health. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Scientific American, and other publications.

GPSW 2015

Rachel Becker

Environmental sciences, energy, health

Rachel Becker is an environment reporter at CalMatters, where she covers California's complex water challenges and water policy issues. She is a former science reporter for The Verge.

GPSW 2016

Eben Bein

Biology, climate science

Eben Bein is a freelance writer and the Massachusetts Field and Education Manager for Our Climate.

GPSW Class of 2020

Ashley Belanger

General sciences, neuroscience, public health

Ashley is a senior technology reporter covering innovation at Ars Technica. Previously, she was a 2020-2021 Knight Science Journalism Project Fellow.

GPSW 2010

James Scott Berdahl

Ecology, environmental sciences

James Scott Berdahl is a freelance writer based in the Yukon Territories, Canada.

GPSW 2011

Kristina Bjoran

Technology

Kristina Bjoran is a senior user experience strategist and writer based in Seattle, WA. She also edits the online magazine uxbooth.com.

GPSW Class of 2021

Anna Blaustein

Climate science, health

Anna Blaustein is a senior strategy and operations consultant at the US Department of Energy. Previously, she has served as a freelance science journalist and as a science communications intern at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

GPSW 2004

Katherine Bourzac

Chemical engineering, computer science, materials science

Katherine Bourzac is a freelance science and technology writer. Previously, she was a senior correspondent at Chemical & Engineering News and the materials science editor at Technology Review. Her work has also been published in Nature, Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, and other publications.

GPSW 2005

Jennifer Boyce

GPSW 2023

Daelin Brown

Climate and environmental justice

Daelin Brown is currently a media specialist at PolyGone Systems, a startup dedicated to creating tools and infrastructure for removing microplastic pollution from aquatic environments.

GPSW 2014

Lindsay Brownell

Biology

Lindsay Brownell is an editorial content manager at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. Prior to joining the Wyss Institute, Lindsay was a science writer at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and at RA Capital Management. Her work has also appeared in Scientific American, New Scientist, Harvard Magazine, and Technology Review.

GPSW 2007

Ada Brunstein

Computer science, linguistics, neuroscience

Ada Brunstein is the Head of Reference at Oxford University Press. Previously, she served as the organization's Editor in Chief, US Reference.

GPSW 2013

Alison Bruzek

General sciences

Alison Bruzek is a supervising producer at The New York Times. Previously, she was a supervising producer at KUOW Public Radio and an associate producer at WBUR Radio Boston.

GPSW 2005

Kevin Bullis

Kevin Bullis is a partner, web designer and developer at little guy branding. Previously, he was a senior editor at Technology Review.

GPSW 2010

Joseph Calamia

Technology

Joseph Calamia is the executive editor at the University of Chicago Press. Previously, he was a physical sciences acquisitions editor for Yale University Press.

GPSW 2011

Jordan Calmes

GPSW 2009

MacGregor Campbell

General sciences, visual journalism

MacGregor Campbell is a senior visual producer at Oregon Public Broadcasting. His work has appeared in New Scientist, The Economist Intelligence Unit, National Geographic, and ProPublica, among others. As an animator and story consultant, Mac contributed to the ProPublica team that won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

GPSW Class of 2022

Leah Campbell

Climate change, disaster management, environmental justice

Leah Campbell is a science communications manager at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. She was formerly a communications specialist at the National Drought Mitigation Center. Her work can be found in The Boston Globe, Grist, Undark Magazine, Inside Climate News, Earth Island Journal, and Eos Magazine.

GPSW 2016

Catherine Caruso

General sciences

Catherine Caruso is a science writer at Harvard Medical School. Previously, she was a senior reporter at Cancer Discovery and an editorial intern at STAT News, Scientific American, and Technology Review. Her work can be found at Catherinecaruso.com.

GPSW 2018

Laura Castañón

Environmental sciences, marine science, technology

Laura Castañón is a freelance science writer whose work can be found at Lauracastanon.com. She was formerly a senior science reporter at Northeastern University. In 2019, she won the Excellence in Institutional Writing Award, Short-Form Category, from the National Association of Science Writers.

GPSW 2013

Hannah Cheng

Hannah is a freelance science writer and blogs at The Raptor Lab.

GPSW 2008

Grace Chua

Grace Chua is the Head of Writing and Storytelling at Kite Global Advisors. Previously, she was a journalist at Singapore Press Holdings.

GPSW 2008

Allyson Collins

Health

Allyson Collins is the vice-president, Digital Strategy, at Catholic Health. Previously, she was the senior director of Integrated Marketing, Patient Communications, and Engagement at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the director of digital communications at NYU Langone Health.

GPSW 2011

Gillian Conahan

GPSW 2009

Anne-Marie Corley

General sciences

Anne-Marie Corley is a freelance writer and director of Community Experience at the Samarasa Center.

GPSW 2015

Christina Couch

General sciences, the legal system

Christina Couch is the associate director of the MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing and a lecturer in the program. She authored two middle grade science books published by MIT Kids Press and was a Fall 2020 Education Writers Association Reporting Fellow, where she covered federal, state, and private efforts to expand science education within US prisons. Her writing can be found in The New York Times, Fast Company, The Verge, Smithsonian, Hakai Magazine, Atlas Obscura, NOVA Next, Science Friday, Mental Floss Magazine, Vogue.com, and elsewhere

GPSW 2012

Stephen Craft

Space, technology

Stephen Craft is a systems engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

GPSW Class of 2022

Iris Crawford

Climate change, environmental justice, race, income inequalities 

Iris Crawford is a senior communications advisor at the US Environmental Protection Agency. Previously, she was the senior climate justice editor at The NonProfit Quarterly. Her bylines can also be found in the San Francisco Chronicle, Sojourners Magazine, Eos Magazine, and Prism.

GPSW 2006

Selby Cull

Geology

Selby Cull is an assistant professor of Geology at Bryn Mawr College

GPSW Class of 2021

Robert Davis

Artificial intelligence, data science, data ownership, and global supply chains

Robert Davis is a managing editor at IBM Quantum. Previously, Robert served as content director at The Bulleit Group—a San Francisco-based PR firm servicing clients across a range of technology verticals including AI, cybersecurity, and alternative energy, and spent several years working as a corporate communications specialist for advertising agencies and digital publishers.

GPSW Class of 2020

Fernanda de Araújo Ferreira

General sciences, health

Fernanda de Araújo Ferreira is a freelance science writer and fact checker based in Brazil

GPSW 2018

TJ Dimacali

Astronomy, general sciences

Timothy James (TJ) Dimacali is a science journalist and fiction writer based in Manila, Philippines. He is the science communications head at the Diliman College of Science at the University of the Philippines.

GPSW Class of 2022

James Dinneen

Biotech, earth science, ecology, environmental science

James Dinneen is an environment reporter at New Scientist. His bylines can also be found in Quanta Magazine, National Geographic, Undark Magazine, The Boston Globe, bioGraphic, Science, and many more publications. He was a finalist for a 2022 National Magazine Award and won the American Society of Journalists and Authors award for investigative journalism.

GPSW 2007

Will Dowd

Will Dowd's first book, a collection of essays titled Areas of Fog, was published in 2017 and received a Nonfiction “Must Read” award from the Massachusetts Book Awards. His radio essays have been broadcast on NPR member stations WBUR and WVIA. He currently writes a monthly newsletter called The Lunar Dispatch, which discusses the latest news about our nearest heavenly body. More information is available at Willdowd.net.

GPSW 2014

Julia Duke

Julia Duke is the associate director, FAS Donor Relations, at Harvard University. Previously, she has served in writing and communications positions at The Wildlife Society and the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT.

GPSW 2009

Stephanie Dutchen

Biomedical research, medicine

Stephanie Dutchen is the Editorial Director at Harvard Medical School. She has also served in editorial and content development roles at The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; The National Institute of General Medical Sciences; Ohio University; and The National Institutes of Health.

GPSW Class of 2022

Shel Evergreen

Astrophysics, climate science, ecology, equity, genetics, neuroscience

Shel Evergreen is a freelance reporter. Her work can be found in Ars Technica, MIT Technology Review, and Canary Media.

GPSW 2010

Joshua Feblowitz

Health, medicine

​Joshua Feblowitz is an emergency physician, medical researcher, and science writer based in Brookline, MA.

GPSW 2012

Garret Fitzpatrick

Astronomy, energy, general sciences

Garret Fitzpatrick is a project engineer on the Next Generation Event Horizon Telescope at the Harvard & Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Previously, he served as head of products at Shell TechWorks and in several engineering roles at the NASA Ames Research Center and the NASA Johnson Space Center.

GPSW Class of 2022

Emma Foehringer Merchant

Climate change, energy, environment, public health 

Emma Foehringer Merchant is a freelance journalist who covers climate and clean energy issues and a contributing writer at Inside Climate News. She has served in writing and reporting capacities at a wide variety of publications, including GreenTech Media, Canary Media, Grist, The New Republic, and the GBH News Center for Investigative Reporting. Her freelance stories can be found in The Washington Post, Undark Magazine, Technology Review, The Boston Globe Magazine, and elsewhere.

GPSW 2004

Jennifer Frazer

Biology, earth sciences

Jennifer Frazer is the author of The Slime Mold's Guide to World Domination (Dutton, 2025). She wrote Scientific American's Artful Amoeba blog for more than a decade and won the 2007 AAAS Science Journalism Award for her stories on elk deaths in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle. Her bylines can be found in Scientific American Magazine, Nature, National Geographic, High Country News, and Grist, among others. Her work has also been featured on RadioLab and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

GPSW Class of 2019

Eva Frederick

Biology, conservation, environmental sciences

Eva Frederick is the managing editor of Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine. Previously, she was a science writer and webmaster at The Whitehead Institute.

GPSW 2017

Greta Friar

Biomedical research, medicine

Greta Friar is a senior science communications officer at the Whitehead Institute and a freelance science writer, focusing predominantly on medicine and biomedical research.

GPSW Class of 2020

Rachel Fritts

Biology, marine sciences

Rachel Fritts is an associate editor for the Wild Hope Project at HHMI Tangled Bank Studios. Previously, she was a science writer at the American Bird Conservancy. Her bylines can be found in The Guardian, Science News, Hakai Magazine, Inside Climate News, Science, Audubon, Undark, and Mongabay, among other outlets. Her portfolio is available at Rachelfritts.com.

GPSW 2023

Elizabeth Gamillo

Natural history, public health, space, and sustainability

Elizabeth Gamillo is a staff writer at Astronomy and Discover magazines. Previously, she was a daily correspondent for Smithsonian Magazine and an AAAS Diverse Voices in Science Journalism Intern at Science Magazine.

GPSW 2007

Katharine Gammon

Child development, environmental sciences, technology, wildlife

Katharine Gammon is a freelance science writer in Santa Monica, California. She's written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, Wired, National Geographic, The Guardian, and other outlets. Her work was featured in The Best American Science and Nature Writing of 2020 anthology and she currently serves as an adjunct professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. You can find her on Twitter at @kategammon.

GPSW 2016

Conor Gearin

Biology, environmental sciences

Conor Gearin is the managing producer of the podcast BirdNote. His bylines can also be found in New Scientist, The Atlantic, New Territory, Undark, and NOVA Next.

GPSW 2016

Claudia Geib

Environmental, marine, and wildlife sciences

Claudia Geib is a freelance science writer and the producer of Gastropod, a podcast that looks at food through the lens of science and history

GPSW 2015

Cara Giaimo

Biology, ecology

Cara Giaimo is freelancing for the New York Times, putting together a wildlife-themed book for Atlas Obscura, and livetweeting her cats' lives at @cjgiaimo.

GPSW 2009

Anne Glausser

Health, general sciences

Anne Glausser is the assistant station manager at Cleveland's NPR/PBS station ideastream. Previously, she served as the organization's managing producer for health and education. She also served as a communications manager at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University.

GPSW Class of 2021

Alison Gold

Public health, psychology, health and environmental policy

Ali Gold is a science writer at Verge Scientific Communications. Her portfolio is available at Alisonjgold.com.

GPSW 2015

Michael Greshko

General sciences

Michael Greshko is a freelance science journalist based in Washington D.C. Previously, he was a staff science writer at National Geographic. His work can be found in The Washington Post, Science, National Geographic Traveler, MIT Technology Review, NOVA Next, and the American Institute of Physics’s Inside Science News Service. He is the 2022 recipient of the American Astronomical Society’s Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Sciences Journalism Award.

GPSW Class of 2021

Elizabeth Gribkoff

Environmental science, health

Elizabeth Gribkoff is the outreach and communications manager for the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Previously, she was an energy and environment reporter at VTDigger.org. Her bylines can also be found in The Guardian, Environmental Health News, Science, and Eos magazine.

GPSW 2017

Giorgia Guglielmi

Life sciences, science policy, science and society

Giorgia Guglielmi is a freelance journalist covering the life sciences, science policy, and issues in science and society. She holds a PhD in biology and has written and edited articles for publications including Nature, Science, and NOVA Next.

GPSW 2003

Erico Guizzo

Robotics, technology

Erico Guizzo is the Director of Digital Innovation at IEEE Spectrum, and cofounder of the IEEE Robots Guide, an award-winning interactive site about robotics

GPSW 2023

Allison Guy

Assisted migration, chronic diseases, climate change, disability topics, environmental health, wildfire

Allison Guy is the communications manager for North American Policy at the Nature Conservancy. Previously, she was a senior communications manager at American Forests and editor-at-large at Oceana Magazine. Her bylines can also be found in Environmental Health News and MIT Technology Review.

GPSW Class of 2021

Kelso Harper

Mental health, nutrition

Kelso Harper is a multimedia editor and producer at Scientific American. Their freelance work can be found in Popular Mechanics, Science, and Retro Report.

GPSW 2008

Lissa Harris

Local, Climate, Environment

Lissa Harris is freelance climate reporter. Previously, she was a staff writer at The River and founding editor of The Watershed Post, a site that covered local news in the rural Catskills from 2010 to 2017.

GPSW 2003

Timothy Haynes

Technology

Timothy Haynes is the Senior Director of Communications for Research!America, a non-profit research advocacy alliance that advocates for science, discovery, and innovation to achieve better health for all. Previously, he cofounded Signal & Story, a company that helped companies develop communication and education strategies on the impact of emerging technologies. He has also worked in communications capacities for organizations including Sabre Corporation, the Children's Hospital Association, and the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions, among others.

GPSW Class of 2020

Jessie Hendricks

Science documentary, general science

Jessie Hendricks is the Senior Creative Producer of Digital Content Strategy at the J. Paul Getty Trust, where she is the host and producer of Getty's digital show Becoming Artsy

GPSW 2011

Emily Ruppel Herrington

Bioethics, science in society

Emily Ruppel Herrington is an instructor at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Bioethics and Health Law. She is also the program coordinator for the University of Pittsburgh's Research Ethics and Social Implications Integrative Initiative.

GPSW 2013

Zahra Hirji

Climate science, environmental sciences

Zahra Hirji is a climate reporter at Bloomberg Green. Previously, Zahra was a senior science reporter at BuzzFeed News and staff writer at Inside Climate News, where she covered natural gas drilling, fossil fuel divestment, renewable energy policy, and climate science, among other issues.

GPSW 2007

Christine Hoekenga

Environment

Christine Hoekenga is the program coordinator in Environmental Education for Pima County in Arizona. She has also served in communications capacities for NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission at the University of Arizona, the Tucson Botanical Gardens, and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

GPSW Class of 2020

Zain Humayun

Computer science, technology

GPSW 2004

Courtney Humphries

General sciences, health

Courtney Humphries is a freelance writer whose bylines can be found in Boston Globe, MIT Technology Review, Nautilus, Politico, CityLab, New Scientist, Nature, Science, Wired, The Atlantic, and other publications. She is currently a visiting assistant professor in Environmental Studies and Core Fellow at Boston College and the author of Superdove: How the Pigeon Took Manhattan….And the World.

GPSW 2018

Fatima Husain

Astrobiology, geochemistry, geology

Fatima Husain is a molecular biochemist at MIT, where she also serves as the host and producer of MIT Abstracts, a STEM-themed series for international students. She is also the managing producer of Possibly, a public radio podcast that tackles stories about the environment. Previously, she was a Curiosity Correspondent at the MIT Museum, where she produced and hosted a digital video series for an international audience of primary and secondary school students.

GPSW 2003

Matthew Hutson

Psychology, technology

Matthew Hutson is contributing writer for The New Yorker. His freelance work can be found in Wired, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and other outlets. He’s the author of The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking (Penguin / Hudson Street, 2012).

GPSW 2014

Suzanne Jacobs

Physics, technology

Suzanne Jacobs is a physicist and science communicator. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2023. Previously, she was a writing fellow at Grist. Her work has also appeared in MIT Technology Michigan Radio, WBUR Boston, and Astronomy.com.

GPSW 2023

Phie Jacobs

Gene editing, neurological disease, public health disparities, stem cell research

Phie Jacobs is a general assignment reporter at Science Magazine.

GPSW Class of 2020

Lucy Jakub

Biology, general sciences

Lucy Jakub is an editor at The New York Review of Books

GPSW 2004

Carolyn Johnson

Health, medicine

Carolyn Johnson is a science reporter at The Washington Post. Previously, she was a reporter at The Boston Globe, where she was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting. 

GPSW 2018

Ashley Junger

Ecology, environmental sustainability, zoology

Ashley Junger is a communications specialist on the World Resources Institute's Greenhouse Gas Protocol Team. She is also a managing producer on Possibly, a public radio podcast that covers the science behind sustainability and climate change. Previously, she was the multimedia and grants manager at the Earthwatch Institute.

GPSW 2017

Robin Kazmier

Ecology, environmental sciences, general sciences

Robin Kazmier is the Senior Editor, Digital at Science Friday. Previously, she was the science editor at NOVA. She is also the author of the book National Parks of Costa Rica.

GPSW 2014

Abigail Knopp

General sciences

Abigail Knopp is a Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellow at the TDS Center for Communication and Social Learning in Amherst, MA. She provides evaluation and treatment to people with conditions affecting their communication. Previously, she instructed "Writing in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences" at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

GPSW 2013

Trent Knoss

General sciences

Trent Knoss is the director of Communications and Marketing at The Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Previously, he was the managing editor at The Institute for Science & Policy and a science editor at the University of Colorado Boulder.

GPSW 2012

Hannah Krakauer

General sciences

Hannah Krakauer is the founder of Krakauer Strategies, a brand strategy firm that specializes in communications for scientific organizations and brands. Previously, she was a senior communications specialist at the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Her journalistic work has appeared in the Washington Post, New Scientist, Technology Review, KUOW, and more.

GPSW 2017

Brandon Levy

Health, medicine

Brandon Levy is a Health Communications Specialist for the NIH’s Intramural Research Program. You can find his work at right over here.

GPSW Class of 2019

Devi Lockwood

Climate change, environmental sciences

Devi is the author of 1,001 Voices on Climate Change, published August 24, 2021 by Simon & Schuster (Tiller Press), and the Commentary and Ideas editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Previously she was the Ideas Editor at Rest of World and a fellow at The New York Times.
Maureen McDonough Lyons is a partner at Pod Consulting.

GPSW 2003

Karen MacArthur

Karen MacArthur is a freelance technical writing consultant.

GPSW 2011

Allison MacLachlan

Behavioral sciences, health

Allison MacLachlan is a Marketing Manager at Owlkids Books. Previously, she held communications and business development positions at Kids Can Press, Quill & Quire, and the National Institutes of Health.

GPSW Class of 2019

Emily Makowski

Environmental sciences, life sciences, health

Emily Makowski is a copy editor and fact checker at Scientific American. Formerly, she was a communications specialist at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. Her bylines can be found in The Scientist and Environmental Health News. Her portfolio can be found at Emilymakowski.com.

GPSW 2010

Amanda R. Martinez

General science, marine biology

Amanda R. Martinez is the Chief Creative Officer and head of brand at Prometheus, an energy company that turns CO2 from the air into zero net carbon fuels and carbon-negative products. You can find her at amandarosemartinez.com.

GPSW 2012

Abby McBride

Ecology, environment

Abby McBride is a sketch biologist, Fulbright–National Geographic Storytelling Fellow, and illustrator of the book Birdpedia from Princeton University Press.

GPSW Class of 2021

Alice McBride

Ecology, general sciences

Alice McBride is a freelance science journalist.

GPSW 2003

Sorcha McDonagh

Sorcha McDonagh is a literary translator based in London, UK.

GPSW 2017

Raleigh McElvery

Biology, chemical engineering, neuroscience

Raleigh McElvery is the Scientific Communications Editor at the National Cancer Institute’s Neuro-Oncology Branch. Previously, she was a science writer and multimedia producer for the MIT Department of Biology. She is also a freelance science journalist and has written for Science, Nature, Discover Magazine, Quanta Magazine, Chemical & Engineering News, MIT Technology Review, NOVA Next, and more.

GPSW 2017

Bennett McIntosh

Chemistry, genetics, technology

Bennett McIntosh is a freelance science writer and a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin

GPSW 2006

Philip McKenna

Climate science, energy, environmental sciences

Phil McKenna is a reporter at Inside Climate News. He has previously written for the New York Times, Smithsonian, Wired, Audubon, New Scientist, MIT Technology Review, MATTER, NOVA, and others. Phil won the 2013 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award, the 2014 NASW Science in Society Award, and the 2016 Forest History Society John Collier Award.

GPSW 2011

Stephanie McPherson

General sciences

Stephanie McPherson is a freelance writer and multimedia producer whose work has appeared in Boston Globe Magazine, NOVA Next, and the national radio show Living on Earth. Previously, she was a senior marketing and communications specialist at the Joslin Diabetes Center.

GPSW 2018

Heather Mongilio

Health policy, neuroscience, mental health

Heather Mongilio is a reporter for the maritime news analysis outlet, USNI News. Prior to that, she was a Report for America Fellow covering military affairs for The Capital Gazette and the Health and Fort Detrick reporter at The Frederick News-Post.

GPSW 2003

Maywa Montenegro

Agroecology, environmental science, science policy

Mayway Montenegro is an assistant professor in environmental studies at the University of California Santa Cruz, where she studies agroecology from a social science perspective.

GPSW 2014

Alix Morris

Environmental sciences, public health

Alix Morris is the Director of Communications at Earthwatch Institute and freelance science writer.

GPSW 2008

Andrew Moseman

Engineering, technology

Andrew is the Online Communications Editor at the California Institute of Technology. Previously, he was the interim science editor at Smithsonian.com and the digital director of Popular Mechanics.

GPSW 2012

Conor Myhrvold

Conor Myhrvold is the director Of Business Development for Intellectual Ventures. He has previously held advising, investment, and program management positions at Tableist, Stealth, and Uber.

GPSW 2023

Vishva Nalamalapu

Ecology, geology, social justice

Vishva Nalamalapu is a communications consultant in the Office of the Chancellor at Washington State University. Previously, she was a freelance science writer with bylines in Around the O, MIT Scope, Grinnell Magazine, and Grinnell College.

GPSW 2007

Erica Naone

GPSW 2006

Susan Nasr

Health, medicine

Susan Nasr is the Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at Alameda County Medical Center. Her science writing work can be found in MIT Technology Review, Physician's First Watch, and How Stuff Works.

GPSW 2015

Julian Anna Nowogrodzki

Biotechnology, public health, technology

Julian Anna Nowogrodzki is a freelance science journalist and editor whose bylines can be found in High Country News, National Geographic, Nature, New Scientist, The New York Times, Slate, Smithsonian, STAT and Undark. They have held multiple editorial positions at Nature and intern positions at MIT Technology Review and New Scientist. Their portfolio is available at https://annanowogrodzki.wordpress.com.

GPSW 2004

Megan Ogilvie

Data enterprise, health

Megan Ogilvie is a health reporter at the Toronto Star.

GPSW 2006

Stephen Ornes

Cancer research, math, physics, technology,

Stephen Ornes is a science writer and author based in Nashville, TN, whose work has appeared in Discover, Scientific American, New Scientist, Science News for Students, and the Front Matter section of PNAS. He's the author of Math Art: Truth, Beauty, and Equations and contributed to The Science Writer's Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age. He teaches as part of Vanderbilt University's Communication of Science and Technology program.

GPSW Class of 2019

Brittany Flaherty Payne

Ecology, health, medicine

Brittany is currently Director of Editorial Content at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

GPSW Class of 2020

Kate S. Petersen

Biology, climate change, ecology

Kate Petersen is the Climate Fact Check Reporter at USA Today.

GPSW 2016

Margaux Phares

Biology

Margaux Phares is a freelance science writer and an associate producer on the Dear College podcast. Previously, they have held science writing and communications positions at the Whitehead Institute, Hiroshima University, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and Storybench.

GPSW 2016

Kendra Pierre-Louis

Climate science, environmental sciences

Kendra Pierre-Louis is a climate reporter at Bloomberg News. Previously, she was a senior reporter for the climate-focused podcast How to Save a Planet, a climate reporter with The New York Times, and a staff writer for Popular Science.

GPSW Class of 2019

Emily Pontecorvo

Energy, environmental sciences, health, technology

Emily is a founding staff writer at Heatmap News. Formerly, she was a reporter at Grist.

GPSW 2007

Elizabeth Quill

General sciences

Elizabeth Quill is a freelance science journalist. Prior to moving to freelance, she held positions as Enterprise Editor, Special Projects Editor, and Executive Editor at Science News, and was a Senior Editor for the Science section at Smithsonian Magazine.

GPSW 2007

Jocelyn Rice

Biology, biomedicine, biotechnology

Jocelyn Rice is the Editorial Supervisor, Science at Great Minds. Previously, she was the Assistant Managing Editor at the American Economic Association and a Production Editor at Annual Reviews. Her work has been published in Nature, Discover Magazine, MIT Technology Review, and CR Magazine.

GPSW 2014

Jenny Rood

Biology

Jenny Rood is the gRED Communications Manager at Genentech. Prior to joining Genentech, she spent more than five and a half years at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, working in the development office and then as a direct scientific writing adviser to lead scientists at the institute. She earned a Ph.D. in biology from MIT prior to entering the Graduate Program in Science Writing.

GPSW Class of 2022

Maria Parazo Rose

Climate migration, environmental justice, land use planning, population biology

Maria Parazo Rose is a reporter and spatial data analyst at Grist.

GPSW 2013

Aviva Rutkin

Data, math

Aviva Hope Rutkin works on the news automation team at Bloomberg. Prior to that, she was the data and math editor at The Conversation US. She has also reported on science and tech for New Scientist, BBC, MIT Technology Review, and other outlets.

GPSW 2018

Francesca Schembri

Science policy, technology

Frankie Schembri is a freelance science and technology reporter. She was formerly the audience engagement editor for Undark and marketing manager for the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT. Her work has appeared in Science, MIT Technology Review, and Scientific American.

GPSW 2015

Sarah Schwartz

Biology, earth and environmental sciences, general sciences

Sarah Schwartz is a postdoctoral scholar in microbiology at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, she was a reporter and researcher at Science News and a freelance writer and fact checker.

GPSW 2014

Emma Sconyers

Health, medicine

Emma Sconyers is a program manager at Mass General Brigham. She was formerly a communications manager at Partners HealthCare and a communications project manager for Population Health.

GPSW 2008

Megan Scudellari

Biology, health, technology

Megan Scudellari is an award-winning science journalist in Boston, MA. She has written for Nature, Newsweek, Bloomberg News, Scientific American, and others. She co-authored a college biology textbook, Biology Now, now entering its third edition from publisher W. W. Norton.

GPSW 2012

Fangfei Shen

Technology

Fangfei Shen is a senior software engineer at Dropbox.

GPSW 2010

Morgan Sherburne

Astronomy, chemistry, math, physics

Morgan Sherburne is a Public Relations Representative at the University of Michigan News

GPSW Class of 2021

Saima Sidik

Ecology and Earth Science

Saima Sidik is a freelancer based in Cambridge, MA. Her bylines can be found in Nature, Boston Globe Magazine, Eos, Hakai Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, and Ars Technica. Her portfolio is available at Saimamay.com.

GPSW 2006

Michelle Sipics

Health, math, technology

Michelle Sipics is Director of the Office of Special Products at Accenture Technology Innovation. Previously, she held content development and editorial strategy roles at the Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, the Yale University School of Engineering & Applied Science, and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

GPSW 2015

Joshua Sokol

Astronomy, natural history

Joshua Sokol is an award-winning science writer with work appearing in The Atlantic, Scientific American, Smithsonian, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired.

GPSW 2009

Lisa Song

Environment, energy, climate change

Lisa Song is an investigative environment and climate change reporter at ProPublica. Previously, she was a staff writer at Inside Climate News where she won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

GPSW 2005

Siri Steiner

Health, medicine

Siri Steiner is a Senior Medical Writer at Merck. Previously, she has held writing and communications positions at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Fermilab.

GPSW 2003

Anna Lee Strachan

Astrobiology, neuroscience, space

Anna Lee Strachan is an Emmy-nominated freelance writer, director, and producer for PBS’s NOVA series.

GPSW 2010

Nidhi Subbaraman

Environmental science, health, technology

Nidhi Subbaraman is a science reporter at The Wall Street Journal. Previously, she was a science reporter at BuzzFeed News and Nature News.

GPSW Class of 2021

Nafisa Syed

Medicine, public health

GPSW 2017

Kate Telma

Health, medicine

Kate Telma is a medical student at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth University. Her writing work has appeared in NOVA Next, MIT News, Hearing Health, and Undark Magazine.

GPSW 2017

Maria Temming

Technology

Maria Temming is a Technology Reporter at Science News. She has also written for Scientific American, Sky & Telescope, and NOVA Next.

GPSW 2005

Emily Kagan Trenchard

Technology

Emily Kagan Trenchard is the Senior Vice President, Chief of Consumer Digital Services at Northwell Health. Previously, she has held writing positions at Paul Devlin Productions and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

GPSW 2012

Lauren Trew

GPSW 2023

Abdullahi Tsanni

Artificial intelligence, biotechnology, climate change and environment, life sciences, public health

Abdullahi Tsanni is a journalist who reports on science, health, agriculture, and the scientific enterprise in sub-Saharan Africa. His bylines can be found in Nature, STAT, The British Medical Journal (BMJ), Popular Science, African Newspage, and Nigeria Health Watch, among other publications. He is currently a fellow at MIT Technology Review.

GPSW 2018

Kelsey Tsipis

General sciences, health, science policy

Kelsey Tsipis is a senior science writer at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

GPSW Class of 2019

Madeleine Turner

Ecology, technology

Madeleine is a Science Communications Digital and Social Media Specialist at the Whitehead Institute.

GPSW Class of 2022

Grace van Deelen

General science, natural sciences

Grace van Deelen is a news and features reporter at Eos magazine, where she covers Earth science, particularly stories that highlight the intersection of society, the environment, and equity in science. Previously, she was a reporter at The New Lede. Her bylines can also be found in Inside Climate News, Environmental Health News, and Audubon Magazine.

GPSW 2008

Rachel VanCott

Rachel Vancott is the Associate Director of User Experience at Eze Software. Previously, she served as a marine science educator and ocean literacy communicator at MIT and an editorial assistant at WGBH.

GPSW 2008

Iris Vargas

Iris Vargas is a freelance science writer. Previously, she was a translator for the Spanish version of Science@NASA and a science writer at Harvard Science.

GPSW 2004

Mara Vatz

GPSW 2011

Kenrick Vezina

Ecology, technology

Kenrick Venzina is a science writer, editor, educator, critic, and naturalist. His work has been published in MIT Technology Review, Harvard's Colloquy Magazine, Northern Woodlands magazine, How We Get To Next, Oceans at MIT, and the Genetic Literacy Project. 

GPSW Class of 2019

Gina Vitale

General sciences, health

Gina is an associate editor at Chemical & Engineering News. Her full portfolio is available at Ginavitale.com.

GPSW 2023

William von Herff

Conservation, ecology, ornithology, wildlife biology

William von Herff is an environment reporter at the Provincetown Independent.

GPSW 2009

Genevieve Wanucha

Health, medicine

Genevieve Wanucha is a communications lead at the University of Washington Memory and Brain Wellness Center and the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. She has also held science writing positions at the Frontotemporal Disorders Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, Oceans at MIT, and the NPR Science Desk.

GPSW 2013

Erin Weeks

Ecology, environmental sciences

Erin Weeks is a science writer based in Charleston, SC, specializing in ecology, the environment, and natural resources. Her work can be found in Charleston Magazine, The Scientist, Living on Earth radio, and MIT Technology Review.

GPSW 2014

Sam Wotipka

Biology, environmental sciences

Sam Wotipka is an exhibit development coordinator at the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

GPSW 2008

Ashley Yeager

General sciences

Ashley Yeager is the associate news editor at Science News. Her first book, Bright Galaxies, Dark Matter and Beyond: The Life of Astronomer Vera Rubin, was published in August 2021. Her portfolio can be found here.

GPSW 2013

Sarah Yu

General sciences

Sarah Yu, GPSW '13, wrote her thesis on the complex interactions between humans and butterflies, focusing specifically on people whose lifestyles are significantly intertwined with butterflies.

GPSW Class of 2022

Shafaq Zia

Autism research, health and environmental policy, healthcare technology, history of science

Shafaq Zia is a science communications officer at the Whitehead Institute. Previously, she was an editorial associate at the Santa Fe Institute. Her bylines can also be found in The New York Times, STAT, The Scientist, Spectrum, and many more publications.