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Fatima Husain

GPSW 2018

Fatima Husain

Astrobiology, geochemistry, geology

Fatima Husain was born in Houston, TX, but raised in West Des Moines, IA, where she spent most of her time caught between writing and gardening. She continued her study of nature and its stories at Brown University, where she performed arctic paleoclimate research for three years while she earned an Sc.B. with Honors in Geology-Chemistry while serving as the science editor for The College Hill Independent

During her studies at MIT, Husain completed internships at MIT News, PBS / NOVA (digital video), and worked as a researcher for the Knight Science Journalism Program. In addition to freelancing for NOVA Next, NOVA Lens, MIT Technology Review, and writing for MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Husain is the MIT Museum’s Curiosity Correspondent, producing and hosting a digital video series for an international audience of primary and secondary school students.

Thesis: The Deepest Paradox : Seafloor Mining and its Future

Recent Publications Include: