Heather Mongilio is the health and Fort Detrick reporter for The Frederick News-Post.
Heather received her undergraduate degree from American University in 2015 with a degree in Print Journalism and Psychology. At American University, she was the editor-in-chief of The Eagle, the student-run newspaper at American University. Afterwards, Heather worked as a crime and courts reporter with the Carroll County Times, covering Carroll County in Maryland. She was formerly a site editor at ARLnow.com, a local news website based in Arlington County, VA. Heather has also interned with USA Today, the Carroll County Times, and the American Psychological Association.
As a science writer, she has written about domestic violence, traumatic brain injuries, neuroscience and environmental mental health. Before joining the The Frederick News-Post, Heather interned with Environmental Health News, where she looked at psychological effects of natural and man-made environmental disasters and toxins and their environmental effects.