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Women Among Professional Science Writers on Mastodon

A list of professional science writers with over 500 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: 2023-Mar-23 14:07 UTC. Entries: 33. Inclusion criteria. See full group. Switch to grid view. Feedback: @[email protected].

1. profile imageHelen Branswell
@[email protected]

Senior writer, infectious diseases for @newsie.social/@STAT. 2020 Polk winner. Nieman '11. She/her. #Covid #Ebola #monkeypox #flu #polio πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
Where I write: statnews.com
Where I Tweet: twitter.com/HelenBranswell
Twitter verified per: fedified.com
Joined 2022-Nov-08
Last posted 2023-Mar-23
2. profile imageSwapna Krishna
@[email protected]

#space | #science | #startrek | #gaming | #scicomm | #tech | #scifi Host/Writer of PBS's Far Out. 
I write for Wired and StarTrek.com and produce videos about space.
 Nana Visitor called me "fierce." Author of A POCKET GUIDE TO STARGAZING (Chronicle Books, 2023) and co-editor of SWORD STONE TABLE (Vintage, 2021). I live outside Philly.
About Me: swapnakrishna.com
Newsletter: newsletter.swapnakrishna.com
Twitter: twitter.com/skrishna
TikTok: tiktok.com/@swapna_krishna
Joined 2022-Nov-22
Last posted 2023-Mar-23
3. profile imageEmily Lakdawalla
@[email protected]

Planetary scientist, space boffin, captain planets. Author, journalist, speaker, asteroid 274860. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/her. Order my Curiosity book: http://amzn.to/2mlisaL Buy my art: https://elakdawalla.etsy.com
Website: lakdawalla.com
Newsletter: elakdawalla.beehiiv.com/
Blog and Patreon: patreon.com/elakdawalla
Etsy Store: elakdawalla.etsy.com
Video channel
Joined 2017-Nov-14
Last posted 2023-Mar-20
4. profile imageMika McKinnon
@[email protected]

Field geophysicist, disaster researcher, scifi science consultant, science writer, recreational rock licker. #YouFindARock #RockCheck #MinCup #SciComm #WomenInSTEM πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Pronouns: She/Her
Other sites: mikamckinnon.com/
Location: West Coast of North America (usually)
Video channel
Joined 2022-Nov-07
Last posted 2022-Dec-06
5. profile imageHilda Bastian
@[email protected]

Scientist (PhD; she/her), writer, cartoonist. I blog about metascience, epidemiology, grief, & evidence generally. And I write at The Atlantic. Newsletter: Living With Evidence https://hildabastian.substack.com/ #MetaScience #SystematicReviews #Epidemiology #ClinicalTrials #Grief #Vaccines #Wikipedia #HistSci #SciComm
Living With Evidence: hildabastian.substack.com/
Verified by PressCheck.org: presscheck.org/journalists/hil
ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-8544-7386
Joined 2022-Oct-31
Last posted 2023-Mar-23
6. profile imageLaura Helmuth
@[email protected]

Editor in Chief of Scientific American. Birder. Previously at Washington Post, National Geographic, Slate, Smithsonian & Science.
Joined 2022-Oct-28
Last posted 2022-Nov-17
7. profile imageElizabeth Kolbert
@[email protected]

I am a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of "The Sixth Extinction" and "Under a White Sky."
Joined 2022-Nov-07
Last posted 2023-Mar-16
8. profile imageMaggie Koerth
@[email protected]

Senior science writer at @FiveThirtyEight Nieman Fellow, class of '15 Council for the Advancement of Science Writing Chaos muppet She/They
Joined 2022-Dec-14
Last posted 2023-Feb-10
9. profile imageΕ‚opatologia
@[email protected]

writer @verge, toxo posting on mastodon
The Verge: theverge.com/23519135/mastodon
Twitter: @mslopatto
Website: elizabethlopatto.com
Joined 2017-Apr-04
Last posted 2023-Mar-23
10. profile imageBethany Brookshire
@[email protected]

Science journalist, podcaster, author. Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains out December 6 from Ecco. Here for the trash pandas.
Latest work: linktr.ee/BeeBrookshire
Book: harpercollins.com/products/pes
Podcast: scienceforthepeople.ca
Verified by: fedified.com
Video channel
Joined 2022-Nov-07
Last posted 2023-Mar-20
11. profile imageJennifer Ouellette
@[email protected]

Science writer, Ars Technica. Formerly Gizmodo. Exvangelical. Married to @seanmcarroll. Baltimore, MD. She/her
Joined 2022-Nov-19
Last posted 2023-Mar-23
12. profile imageGeneticJen
@[email protected]

Game dev. Writer. Science consultant (games, books, tv). Narrative design. Twitch Affiliate. Intermittent journalist. Evo devo. Physics. Just a Scottish trans woman making a focused effort to further decentralise my online presence and the tools I use. #Science #Gaming #GameDev #Privacy #Decentralized #decentralised #LGBTQ #ADHD #Trans #Scottish #fedi22
Pronouns: She/her
Twitch: twitch.tv/geneticjen
Blog: geneticjen.com
GIF Earth: @[email protected]
Joined 2022-Nov-02
Last posted 2023-Feb-20
13. profile imageAlexandra Witze
@[email protected]

Freelance science journalist. Correspondent for Nature. Managing editor, Annals of the Deep Sky. President, Science Writers Association of the Rocky Mountains. Board member, The Open Notebook.
Website: alexandrawitze.com
Joined 2022-Nov-06
Last posted 2023-Mar-21
14. profile imageAriel Waldman
@[email protected]

Antarctic Explorer + Creative Director.
TED speaker + National Geographic explorer. Previously: NASA + art school.
Website: arielwaldman.com
YouTube: youtube.com/arielwaldman
Patreon: patreon.com/arielwaldman
My Book: amzn.to/3HfCVnw
Joined 2018-Aug-16
Last posted 2023-Mar-19
15. profile imageNatalie Wolchover
@[email protected]

Physics journalist at Quanta Magazine. 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. She/her. Kindness, independent thinking, the dignity of people & animals. (For the migration bots: I am @nattyover on Twitter.)
Joined 2022-Oct-07
Last posted 2023-Mar-06
16. profile imageAmy Maxmen
@[email protected]

Award-winning science reporter covering global health & inequality. Words @Nature @natgeo etc www.amymaxmen.com. Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow @cfr_org. Views are my own. She/her.
Global Health:
Joined 2022-Nov-12
Last posted 2023-Jan-25
17. profile imageKendra Pierre-Louis
@[email protected]

Joined 2022-Nov-16
18. profile imageAmy Harmon
@[email protected]

New York Times reporter covering science, nature and social inequality. leaf miners, oak galls, eastern grey squirrels.
pronouns: she/her
NYT: nytimes.com/by/amy-harmon
iNat: inaturalist.org/people/amy_har
Joined 2022-Nov-06
Last posted 2023-Mar-07
19. profile imageBianca Nogrady
@[email protected]

Freelance science journalist ~ Nature, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, WIRED, The Scientist etc ~ author, broadcaster, nerd, feminist ~ president http://SJAA.org.au ~ biancanogrady.com ~ she/her ~ Darug/Gundungurra lands.
my stuff: biancanogrady.com/
VERIFIED BY PRESSCHECK.ORG: presscheck.org/journalists/bia
Joined 2022-Oct-31
Last posted 2023-Mar-23
20. profile imageTara Haelle
@[email protected]

#Science & #health & #medical #journalist β€’ mom β€’ #feminist β€’ #teacher β€’ #photographer β€’ #author β€’ #kidlit β€’ #AHCJ β€’ #NASW β€’ #binder β€’ #Texan β€’ she/her β€’ supports πŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ #BLM ✊🏿 β€’ dog lover β€’ rat mom β€’ #bookworm β€’ I ❀️ fantasy, scifi, romance, NF & YA
Website: www.tarahaelle.net
Facebook Professional Page: facebook.com/tarahaellejournal
My words: muckrack.com/tarahaelle/articl
Verified by: fedified.com
Joined 2022-Oct-31
Last posted 2023-Mar-22
21. profile imagebrookejarvis
@[email protected]

Reader, magaziner. I'm a contributing writer for @NYTmag, and a writer for @newyorker, @wired and elsewhere.
Joined 2022-Nov-06
22. profile imageLizNeeley
@[email protected]

Founder of Liminal, focused on sensemaking & science communication. Going on sabbatical in 2023. She/her. Married to Ed Yong
Twitter: @LizNeeley
Website: LizNeeley.com
Website: LiminalCreations.com
Joined 2022-Nov-03
Last posted 2022-Nov-07
23. profile imageJulia Belluz
@[email protected]

Global public health journalist, currently writing a book about nutrition, metabolism and obesity. Formerly Vox.com, MIT Knight Fellow etc. Newsletter: https://juliabelluz.substack.com/
Joined 2022-Nov-21
Last posted 2023-Mar-09
24. profile imageArielle Duhaime-Ross
@[email protected]

Journalist. I host podcasts and TV shows at VICE News. They/Them
Video channel
Joined 2022-Oct-28
Last posted 2023-Mar-08
25. profile imageMichelle Nijhuis
@[email protected]

Writer and editor thinking about #conservation, #climate, #ecology, and paths to a better future. Author of BELOVED BEASTS: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction, a critical history of the modern conservation movement. Project editor at #TheAtlantic, consigliere of #HighCountryNews, bylines #NationalGeographic, #NYRB, #NYTOpinion. Minimalist packer.
Website: rhymeswithmyhouse.com
Book: tinyurl.com/belovedbeasts
Joined 2022-Nov-11
Last posted 2023-Feb-07
26. profile imageGaia Vince
@[email protected]

Writer, broadcaster, author (NOMAD CENTURY; TRANSCENDENCE; ADVENTURES IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: https://bit.ly/3QR898d). Science of human and Earth systems
Joined 2022-Nov-05
Last posted 2023-Mar-23
27. profile imageSiri Carpenter
@[email protected]

#Science #journalist and #editor. Co-founder & editor-in-chief of The Open Notebook. Past President of the National Association of Science Writers #NASW. Editor of THE CRAFT OF SCIENCE WRITING. http://www.siricarpenter.com. [email protected] She/her/hers
Website: siricarpenter.com
Joined 2022-Nov-22
Last posted 2022-Nov-27
28. profile imageNadia Drake
@[email protected]

Science journalist and contributing writer at National Geographic, focusing mostly on astronomy, astrophysics, planetary science and space exploration. Former ballet dancer, current overuser of emojis πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ. Champagneophile. PhD. (she/her) πŸ‡±πŸ‡§πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
WEBSITE: nadiadrake.com
TWITTER: twitter.com/nadiamdrake
Joined 2022-Nov-18
29. profile imageLaurie Winkless
@[email protected]

Physicist & science storyteller. Book#1: SCIENCE AND THE CITY. Book#2: STICKY (finalist for 2023 AAAS/Subaru prize). Irish in πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ. Feminist. Opinionated. She/her
Website: lauriewinkless.com/
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/laurie-winkles
My latest book: lauriewinkless.com/books/stick
Portfolio: authory.com/LaurieWinkless
Joined 2022-Nov-04
Last posted 2023-Mar-22
30. profile imageSeelix
@[email protected]

Science Communicator. Cosplayer. Corsetiere. Genderqueer, pan, polyam nerd femme.. I am like a roulette wheel of hyperfocuses. Good luck with your spin!
Pronouns: they/them
Joined 2022-Nov-03
Last posted 2023-Feb-25
31. profile imageLiza Gross
@[email protected]

Reporter, covering #agriculture, the #climatecrisis and oil and gas industry effects on Earth and all her inhabitants for Inside Climate News #climate #environmentaljustice #fossilfuels #biodiversity #water #agriculture #environmentalhealth #publichealth
website: insideclimatenews.org/profile/
Pronounts: she/her
Place: Ohlone land
website: lizagross.com/
Joined 2022-Nov-07
Last posted 2023-Mar-17
32. profile imageChristie Aschwanden
@[email protected]

award-winning science journalist, author NYT bestseller GOOD TO GO @wwnorton, co-host EMERGING FORM podcast, VP @Council for Advancement of Science Writing, VP @KVNF mountain-grown community radio, alum @FiveThirtyEight, outdoor adventurer. My parties have dancing.
Good to Go: goodtogobook.com/
Emerging Form Podcast: emergingform.substack.com/
Grand Mesa Nordic Council: youtube.com/watch?v=Q1II5d-h2i
Intellectual Humility project: ggsc.berkeley.edu/who_we_are/n
Joined 2022-Dec-13
Last posted 2023-Mar-20
33. profile imageerineaross
@[email protected]

Freelance science journalist based in Oregon. tryinta figure this out but my dog keeps stealing shit & it's very distracting. She/her
Joined 2022-Nov-18