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The GPSW is proud to announce our incoming Class of 2023. This year’s cohort hails from a truly broad spectrum of science and writing backgrounds. Our seven incoming students are:

Daelin Brown comes to the GPSW fresh off of an environmental justice fellowship at Inside Climate News. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Hampton University, where she was a staff writer at the Hampton Script campus newspaper.

Elizabeth Gamillo was a daily correspondent for Smithsonian Magazine and a former intern at Science Magazine. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in creative writing from Alverno College.

Allison Guy holds an undergraduate degree in environmental studies from Yale University and a masters in new media from the University of Amsterdam. She has worked as a writer and communicator for several human rights and environmental nonprofits, most recently Oceana and American Forests.

Phie Jacobs received a BA from Wesleyan University, where they double-majored in biology and English with a concentration in creative writing. Their thesis took the form of a pandemic thriller novella, which explored the ways in which social networks transmit infectious diseases as well as infectious ideas.

Vishva Nalamalapu comes to MIT with an undergraduate degree in biology from Grinnell College and experience working in Grinell’s communications office and as an environmental educator at the North Cascades Institute.

Abdullahi Tsanni‘s bylines can be found in NatureThe British Medical Journal (BMJ)Popular ScienceAfrican Newspage, and Nigeria Health Watch, among other publications. He holds an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria, and was an Early-Career Science Journalism Fellow at The Open Notebook in 2021.

William von Herff studied biology at McGill University where he got to explore different science communication media, including podcasts, short-form articles, and public outreach. His honors thesis focused on the evolution of blood within vertebrates.

We are so excited to see the excellent work these students will produce next year. You can read more about our incoming and current students right over here.