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The GPSW is proud to announce our Class of 2024. The eight students who will be headed to Cambridge this fall bring a wealth of writing, editing, and research experience. We’re thrilled to welcome these students:

Eva Cornman holds a bachelor’s in biology and a minor in creative writing from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and managed a clinical research laboratory that studies the human gut microbiome.

Noah Daly is a writer and reporter covering drug policy, psychedelic science, art, and medical tech innovation for The Daily Beast, Rolling Stone, Up Magazine, and Lucid News, among other publications. He served as an intern at Foreign Affairs Magazine and a graduate administrative aide at New York University’s journalism school. 

Sophie Hartley studied human development and creative writing at the University of Chicago, where she wrote about wild boar, rewilding, and rural Montana’s pushback against bison conservation. She has done photojournalism work with the Marine Biological Laboratory and the New Hampshire State Parks and written fauna and flora identification guides for hikers in Arizona’s Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.

Sarah Hopkins holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in literature from the University of Oxford and 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.

Alex Ip is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Xylom, a student-led nonprofit newsroom exploring how communities are influenced and shaped by science. He graduated with a bachelor’s in environmental engineering from Georgia Tech and is currently leading a team to translate the KSJ Science Editing Handbook into Chinese (Traditional and Simplified).

Hannah Richter holds a bachelor’s in environmental science and a minor in creative writing from the University of Chicago. She has completed internships at Circle of Blue, the Living on Earth radio show and podcast, and NASA on the Hubble Space Telescope team. She is currently writing an ebook for the Fermi Space Telescope.

Lily Stewart studied writing, literature, and biology at the University of Cincinnati and has served as an interpretive writer for local parks, a science communication intern at environmental organizations, a strategic foresight researcher focused on the future of misinformation, and an organizer in the reproductive justice movement.

Alex Viveros majored in biology and community health at Tufts University and served as editor-in-chief of The Tufts Daily campus newspaper. Alex was a member of the Politico Journalism Institute’s 2021 class and has interned at Science Magazine and The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where he wrote about biological sciences, gene therapy, machine learning, and chimpanzees.