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Diego Arenas

GPSW Class of 2019

Diego Arenas

Astrophysics, biotechnology, health

Before becoming a multimedia science journalist, Diego Arenas graduated cum laude in biological sciences from Cornell University, conducted research in a vaccine-development laboratory at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and developed standardized science assessments for Connecticut, Hawaii, and Utah. At MIT, he has focused on writing news stories and long-form features, and producing documentaries and podcasts. He writes and reports on all fields of science, with a special interest in medicine, biotechnology, and astrophysics. His work is available at