Congratulations to Sarah Hopkins, ’24, for being one of seven science writers selected for a Taylor/Blakeslee Graduate Fellowship from the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW). Dedicated to defraying the cost of graduate education in the United States, the fellowships provide journalism students with $6,000 for the 2023-24 academic year.
Sarah will come to MIT this fall with a master’s degree in literature from the University of Oxford and a bachelor’s in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College. She has worked as a writer, editor, and communicator for social justice organizations, including the ACLU, where she translated complex legal concepts to non-expert audiences and to the media. In a CASW press release, Sarah stated that she plans to report on the intersection of law and science.
“As our lives become increasingly entangled with science and technology, the law will increasingly have to intervene to answer fundamental questions about boundaries and regulations for scientific advancements (or intrusions, depending on the implications, and on the point of view),” she wrote in her CASW application.