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Anna Lee Strachan

GPSW 2003

Anna Lee Strachan

Astrobiology, neuroscience, space

Anna Lee Strachan is an Emmy-nominated freelance producer for PBS’s NOVA series. She has produced and directed several hours for PBS’s NOVA, including the critically acclaimed “The Fabric of the Cosmos,” “Making Stuff,” and NOVA scienceNOW. As an associate producer, she helped produce the Peabody Award-winning two-hour special, Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial. Prior to her television work, she wrote for NASA’s Ask an Astrobiologist website and produced for NPR’s Science Friday. She has a degree in cognitive neuroscience from Harvard University and an M.S. in science writing from MIT.

Thesis: Chasing Chupacabras: Why People Would Rather Believe in a Bloodsucking Red-eyed Monster from Outer-Space than in a Pack of Hungry Dogs