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Women Among Professional Science Writers on Bluesky

A list of professional science writers with over 100 followers. This list includes science columnists, reporters, editors, book authors, and so on engaged in such work as their primary occupation. Excludes professional researchers who write for the public as a supplemental activity (also see lists of astronomers and physicists).

Updated: 2024-Apr-20 10:13 UTC. Entries: 66. Inclusion criteria. See full group. Switch to grid view. Feedback: truesciphi.org.

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1. profile imageErin Biba
@erinbiba.bsky.social


Freelance Science Journalist. Fact Checker. National Geographic, BBC, Scientific American, NBC News, PopSci, WIRED, and others. she/her ๐Ÿฆ @erinbiba
14,346 
2. profile imageLaura Helmuth
@laurahelmuth.bsky.social


Editor in Chief of Scientific American, @sciam.bsky.social Formerly at Washington Post, National Geographic, Slate, Smithsonian, Science. Past prez National Association of Science Writers. Birder
8,326 
3. profile imageKendra "Gloom is My Beat" Pierre-Louis
@kendrawrites.bsky.social


What's the opposite of apocalypse? Trying to chronicle that.
5,721 
4. profile imageHelen Branswell
@helenbranswell.bsky.social


I cover infectious diseases for STAT (www.statnews.com). Elon refugee. 2020 Polk winner. Nieman '11. She/her. I write about Covid, polio, flu, Ebola, RSV, birdflu, STIs.
4,379 
5. profile imageJennifer Ouellette
@jenlucpiquant.bsky.social


I cover science and culture at Ars Technica. Former science editor, Gizmodo. Ex-vangelical. Rodeo fan. Married to @seanmcarroll, servant to two cats, Ariel and Caliban. Baltimore, MD. She/her.
3,429 
6. profile imageMika McKinnon
@mikamckinnon.bsky.social


Field geophysicist, disaster researcher, scifi science consultant, science writer, public speaker, irrepressibly curious. Occasional rock-licker, frequent devourer of board books. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Video channel
3,212 
7. profile imageEmily Lakdawalla
@elakdawalla.bsky.social


Planetary scientist, freelance science writer and space artist, queer, ADHD, mom. Turns out itโ€™s hard to be all those things at once. Shop at elakdawalla.Etsy.com
Video channel
2,815 
8. profile imageBethany Brookshire
@beebrookshire.bsky.social


Sci journo, author of Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains. Highly caffeinated. All bad takes mine. She/her
Video channel
2,567 
9. profile imageKelly Brenner โš”๏ธ
@kellybrenner.bsky.social


Author of 'The Naturalist at Home' and 'Nature Obscura' ไฝœๅฎถ www.metrofieldguide.com
1,839 
10. profile imageMaryn McKenna
@marynmck.bsky.social


Journalist. Senior Fellow at Emory University's Center for the Study of Human Health. Author of BIG CHICKEN, SUPERBUG, BEATING BACK THE DEVIL (so far). Fiber artist, cat wrangler, frequently on the 45th parallel. Brooklyn before it was cool.
1,804 
11. profile imageMindy Weisberger
@laminda.bsky.social


Science writer & editor at Scholastic, previously Live Science and the American Museum of Natural History. WGAEast member. Cynical girl (she/her). Words here are mine.
1,695 
12. profile imageLiz Neeley
@lizneeley.bsky.social


Founding Partner of Liminal and co-founder of Solving For Science. Endlessly fascinated by science communication & sensemaking.
1,649 
13. profile imageApoorva Mandavilli
@apoorvanyt.bsky.social


Science and global health reporter for The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/by/apoorva-mand avilli
1,550 
14. profile imageAlexandra Witze
@alexwitze.bsky.social


Reporter, writer, editor, correspondent for Nature, builder of science writing communities.
1,306 
15. profile imageWingperson
@ejwillingham.bsky.social


I have occasionally angered famous men. Author, PHALLACY+THE TAILORED BRAIN. Journalist, words at SciAm+++. Frequent gremlin. Biologist of embryos, gonads, genitalia. Educator. She/her/yโ€™all. V Texan ๐Ÿค  https://sites.google.com/view/emilywilli nghamphd/home
1,196 
16. profile imageLoren Grush
@lorengrush.bsky.social


Space reporter at Bloomberg covering NASA, commercial space, and the cosmos | Former Verge senior reporter | Send tips: [email protected]
1,165 
17. profile imageAmy Maxmen
@amymaxmen.bsky.social


Award-winning science reporter with words at Nature, New York Times, Washington Post & more. Health, medicine, inequality & pandemics. www.amymaxmen.com
1,120 
18. profile imageStephanie M. Lee
@stephaniemlee.bsky.social


Senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, writing about scholarship, scholars, and society / [email protected] / Signal: stephaniemlee.07 / stephaniemlee.com / former BuzzFeed News
953 
19. profile imageGrrlScientist โง– โ“‹ SciComm at Forbes
@grrlscientist.bsky.social


GrrlScientist: PhD ornithology, parrot researcher, SciComm journalist & writer Currently: Forbes Formerly: The Guardian Vegan. linktr.ee/grrlscientist
917 
20. profile imageEmily Anthes
@emilyanthes.bsky.social


NYT science reporter, covering animal health and science โ€ข [email protected]
909 
21. profile imageChristie Wilcox
@nerdychristie.bsky.social


Newsletter editor for Science | author | nerd | mom | not in that order
847 
22. profile imageLisa Grossman
@astrolisa.bsky.social


Science journalist (current: Science News; past: New Scientist, Wired). 2023-24 Knight Science Journalism fellow. Lifelong astronomy nerd. Queer Jewish mom ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ she/her/hers
787 
23. profile imageSarah Zhang
@sarahzhang.bsky.social


eukaryote, also a staff writer at the atlantic
764 
24. profile imageNadia Drake
@nadiadrake.bsky.social


Science journalist, champagneophile, nap champ. Currently at Quanta Magazine, formerly National Geographic. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
714 
25. profile imageJoss Fong
@jossfong.bsky.social


Videoz | joss-fong.com
Video channel
696 
26. profile imageSiri Carpenter
@siricarpenter.bsky.social


Co-founder, executive director, & EIC of @theopennotebook.bsky.social, @ScienceWriters.org past president. [email protected]. She/her/hers.
683 
27. profile imageGaia Vince
@wanderinggaia.bsky.social


Writer, broadcaster, author (NOMAD CENTURY; TRANSCENDENCE; ANTHROPOCENE https://bit.ly/3QR898d) Human-Earth system science https://toot.community/@WanderingGaia
635 
28. profile imageKate Wong
@katewong.bsky.social


Senior editor at Scientific American. I write about human origins, animals past and present, wildlife conservation. Fledgling birder.
608 
29. profile imageTara Haelle
@tarahaelle.bsky.social


Science/health journalist โ€ข teacher โ€ข author โ€ข photographer ๐Ÿ“ทโ€ข kidlit โ€ข dog lover ๐Ÿฆฎโ€ข rat mom ๐Ÿ€โ€ข Texan โ€ข ADHD โ€ข neurodivergent โ€ข she/her Pro: ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš–๏ธ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง ๏ธโœŠ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ“šโš–๏ธ tarahaelle. net
577 
30. profile imageElizabeth Kolbert
@elizkolbert.bsky.social

551 
31. profile imageLeah Crane
@leahc.bsky.social


Space & physics reporter for New Scientist. No longer quantum, not yet relativistic. She/her/fast/furious.
523 
32. profile imageLeah Crane
@leahc.bsky.social


Space & physics reporter for New Scientist. No longer quantum, not yet relativistic. She/her/fast/furious.
523 
33. profile imageSeelix the Seventh
@seelix.bsky.social


Science communicator and cosplayer. I trained as a forensic anthropologist before I realized that I prefer dealing with living people. Basically, I am a master of disguise & know where to hide the bodies. They/them
519 
34. profile imageElizabeth Howell (she/her, ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ˜ท)
@howellspace.bsky.social


๐Ÿ(Canadian) staff writer, spaceflight Space.com. Freelance + 5 books. Teach comms. History/Latin nerd. Supports ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ, diversity, libraries. Also Twitter @howellspace or Mastodon @[email protected]
504 
35. profile imageShannon Stirone
@shannonstirone.bsky.social


Writer. NYC. Space nerd.
481 
36. profile imageShaena Montanari
@shaena.bsky.social


Science journalist who writes about brains at The Transmitter. [email protected]
473 
37. profile imageNatalie Wolchover
@nattyover.bsky.social


Physics journalist at Quanta Magazine (on book leave for 2023). Giving this a whirl.
452 
38. profile imageDr Helen Scales
@helenscales.bsky.social


Marine biologist, writer, broadcaster. UK + France www.helenscales.com
447 
39. profile imageArielle Duhaime-Ross
@adrs.bsky.social


Science Journalist, TV host, podcast host โ€ข Past : VICE News, Vox, The Verge. Host of the TV show Queer Sports, and the podcasts VICE News Reports and A Show about Animals โ€ข They/Them โ€ข arielleduhaimeross.com
Video channel
437 
40. profile imageJaime Green
@jaimealyse.bsky.social


Writer, series editor of THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING, author of THE POSSIBILITY OF LIFE || jaimegreen.net
425 
41. profile imageRebecca Boyle ๐ŸŒ•
@rboyle31.bsky.social


Author, journalist, writer, selenophile, hiker. I speak for the Moon. Like the Lorax, but not as good at rhyming. My book comes out Jan. 16! Preorder: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books /611468/our-moon-by
423 
42. profile imageCarmen Drahl
@carmendrahl.bsky.social


DC-based freelance journalist and editor | science, health, food | โœ๏ธ DCist, Knowable, NPR, Science News | Secโ€™y DC Science Writers Association ๐Ÿฆ† | Chemistry Ph.D. | Inglรฉs y Espaรฑol | she/her
401 
43. profile imageHannah Thomasy
@hannahthomasy.bsky.social


Journalist at The Scientist. โค๏ธ๐Ÿงช Lover of brains & microbes & weird animals. Opinions mine obviously. Check out my writing at https://www.the-scientist.com/author/han nah-thomasy-phd-5349
397 
44. profile imageErin Ross
@erineaross.bsky.social


I write about science. I climb big (and lil) mountains. No judgement, all mountains are good here. Currently freelance. Past: OPB, Axios, Nature, NPR
373 
45. profile imageNadja Popovich
@popovichn.bsky.social


reporting + editing, data + graphics @nytclimate โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ
363 
46. profile imageClara Moskowitz
@clarakm.bsky.social


Senior Editor at Scientific American, covering astronomy, physics and math. She/her ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
351 
47. profile imageKaren Kwon (she/her)
@ykarenkwon.bsky.social


Science journalist โ€ข Research and special projects editor @Science News โ€ข Chemistry PhD โ€ข NYU SHERP 39 โ€ข 2020 AAAS Mass Media Fellow @Scientific American โ€ข ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทโ™ ๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ www.ykarenkwon.com
318 
48. profile imageBrooke Jarvis
@brookejarvis.bsky.social


reader, magaziner, that person from that other place contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine
292 
49. profile imageLisa Song
@lisalsong.bsky.social


Climate/environment reporter at ProPublica. Cartoon me by Laila Milevski. Pro-cats, anti-carrots.
290 
50. profile imageChristie Aschwanden
@cragcrest.bsky.social


Best-selling author, journalist, podcaster, outdoor adventurer. My parties have dancing. Western Colorado.
289 
51. profile imageAinissa Ramirez
@ainissaramirez.bsky.social


Author of โ€œThe Alchemy of Usโ€ http://bit.ly/2VOZQhQ Scientist. Speaker. Science Evangelist.
267 
52. profile imageKatie McCormick
@mccornut.bsky.social


Physicist-turned-science writer. Writing about quantum computing for Google Quantum AI and about other stuff at Quanta, Knowable, News from Science, APS Physics Mag, etc.
265 
53. profile imageTanya Lewis
@tanyalewis.bsky.social


Senior editor, health & medicine @sciam.bsky.social. New Yorker. Like dogs and bad puns.
261 
54. profile imageEvelyn Lamb
@evelynjlamb.bsky.social


Math and science writer. Complex analysis fangirl.
240 
55. profile imageShannon Palus
@shanpalus.bsky.social


Features editor at Slate
215 
56. profile imageNidhi Subbaraman
@nidhisubs.bsky.social


good science/ bad science. reporter @wsj. email me: [email protected]. https://www.wsj.com/news/author/nidhi-su bbaraman
213 
57. profile imageHaley Wahl, PhD
@hwahl16.bsky.social


Pulsar PhD turned science writer for MIT Lincoln Laboratory
212 
58. profile imageBri Barbu
@bribarbu.bsky.social


science reporter @Chemical & Engineering News | please talk to me about carbon-based molecules | indie bookstore enjoyer | the world is on fire but I'm ~just fine~ otherwise | views mine
203 
59. profile imageCassie Martin
@cassiemartin.bsky.social


Deputy Managing Editor at Science News. Standing in solidarity with Science News Media Guild. She/her ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
188 
60. profile imageDana Smith
@smithdanag.bsky.social


Health/science/wellness reporter covering a little bit of everything body-related for the New York Times
185 
61. profile imageMargaret Harris
@drmlharris.bsky.social


Science journalist at Physics World magazine. Also available as @[email protected] and @DrMLHarris on Twitter (while it lasts). All views on science, politics, etc. my own.
177 
62. profile imageSadie Witkowski, PhD
@sadiewit.bsky.social


Podcaster & Director of Communications for Data Science Institute @UChicago Scientist, storyteller, scuba diver
167 
63. profile imageErica Klarreich
@ericaklarreich.bsky.social


Mathematics and science journalist. My work has appeared in Quanta, Nature, The Atlantic, New Scientist, Science News and other publications.
166 
64. profile imageAllie Wilkinson
@alliewilkinson.bsky.social


Freelance science journalist and fact-checker. Also a chicken mom.
157 
65. profile imageSarah Lewin Frasier
@sarahexplains.bsky.social


Scientific American's Assistant News Editor
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@maiasz.bsky.social

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