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Women Among Professional Science Writers on Mastodon

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-Feb-22 03:17 UTC. Entries: 46. Inclusion criteria. See full group. Switch to grid view. Feedback: @[email protected].

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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 🇨🇦
Where I write: statnews.com
Where I Tweet: twitter.com/HelenBranswell
Twitter verified per: fedified.com
Joined 2022-Nov-08
Last posted 2024-Feb-16
10,546 
2. profile imageSwapna Krishna
@[email protected]


#space | #science | #startrek | #gaming | #scicomm | #tech | #scifi Freelance space editor, Inverse.
Occasionally: Fast Company, Wired, NPR, Science Friday, StarTrek dot com 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: adastraspace.com
YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCC2VD08et
TikTok: tiktok.com/@swapna_krishna
Joined 2022-Nov-22
Last posted 2024-Feb-21
9,444 
3. profile imageEmily Lakdawalla
@[email protected]


Planetary scientist, space boffin, captain planets. Author, journalist, speaker, asteroid 274860. 🏳️‍🌈 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-Jul-20
6,642 
4. profile imageHilda Bastian
@[email protected]


Scientist (PhD; she/her), writer, cartoonist. I blog about metascience, epidemiology, grief, social media data, & evidence generally. Following and reporting on next generation Covid vaccines. And I write at The Atlantic sometimes. Newsletter: Living With Evidence https://hildabastian.wordpress.com/ #MetaScience #SystematicReviews #Epidemiology #ClinicalTrials #Grief #Vaccines #Wikipedia #History #HistSci #Science #OpenScience #OpenSocialWeb
Living With Evidence (via Mastodon follow): @[email protected]
Verified by PressCheck.org: presscheck.org/journalists/hil
Linktree: linktr.ee/hildabastian
Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Hil
Joined 2022-Oct-31
Last posted 2024-Feb-17
6,067 
5. profile imageMika McKinnon
@[email protected]


Field geophysicist, disaster researcher, scifi science consultant, science writer, recreational rock licker. #YouFindARock #RockCheck #MinCup #SciComm #WomenInSTEM 🇨🇦🇺🇸
Pronouns: She/Her
Other sites: mikamckinnon.com/
Location: West Coast of North America (usually)
Video channel
Joined 2022-Nov-07
Last posted 2023-Aug-29
4,996 
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 2024-Feb-21
4,772 
7. 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 2024-Feb-21
4,612 
8. 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
3,655 
9. 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
3,571 
10. profile imagełopatologia
@[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-Jul-14
3,170 
11. profile imageAriel Waldman
@[email protected]


Antarctic Explorer + Filmmaker.
TED speaker + National Geographic explorer. Previously: NASA + art school.
Website: arielwaldman.com
Location: San Francisco
Patreon: patreon.com/arielwaldman
Book: amzn.to/3HfCVnw
Joined 2018-Aug-16
Last posted 2024-Feb-10
3,032 
12. 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 2024-Feb-20
2,647 
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 2024-Feb-13
2,639 
14. profile imageGeneticJen
@[email protected]


Game dev. Writer. Science consultant (games, books, tv). Narrative design. Twitch Affiliate. Intermittent journalist. Evo devo. Physics. Hill walking. Wild camping. toki a! jan Yenapa! 日本語OK! 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 #Queer #HillWalking
Pronouns: She/her
Twitch: twitch.tv/geneticjen
Blog: geneticjen.com
GIF Earth: @[email protected]
Joined 2022-Nov-02
Last posted 2023-Dec-30
2,626 
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
2,191 
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.
Covid:
Global Health:
Journalism:
Equality:
Joined 2022-Nov-12
Last posted 2023-Jan-25
2,101 
17. profile imageBianca Nogrady
@[email protected]


Freelance science journalist ~ Nature, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, WIRED, The Scientist etc ~ author, broadcaster, nerd, feminist ~ biancanogrady.com ~ biancanogrady.substack.com ~ she/her ~ Darug/Gundungurra lands.
my stuff: biancanogrady.com/
VERIFIED BY PRESSCHECK.ORG: presscheck.org/journalists/bia
Joined 2022-Oct-31
Last posted 2024-Feb-12
1,999 
18. profile imageKendra Pierre-Louis
@[email protected]


Joined 2022-Nov-16
1,933 
19. 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-Apr-17
1,904 
20. profile imageTara Haelle
@[email protected]


#Science & #health & #medical #journalist • mom • #feminist • #teacher • #photographer • #author • #kidlit • #AHCJ • #NASW • #binder • #Texan • she/her • supports 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈 #BLM ✊🏿 • dog lover • rat mom • #bookworm • 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-Aug-25
1,724 
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
Last posted 2023-Jun-06
1,528 
22. 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-Apr-18
1,459 
23. profile imageEva Amsen
@[email protected]


Science writer covering the overlap of #science and #culture /#art. Words in Forbes, Nature, Hakai, Undark and other places. Loves #music, #coffee, #animals and #books. 🇪🇺🇳🇱 in 🇬🇧 Lives in #London with a cat and a human.
Website and portfolio: evaamsen.com
Mixture (science/art/fun newsletter): mixture.substack.com/
Verified by: fedified.com
Verified journalist: verifiedjournalist.org/people/
Joined 2022-Nov-04
Last posted 2024-Feb-21
1,404 
24. 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
1,394 
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-Sep-24
1,296 
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-Dec-19
1,215 
27. 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 🇳🇿. 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 2024-Feb-20
1,152 
28. 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
1,152 
29. 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 🤷‍♀️. Champagneophile. PhD. (she/her) 🇱🇧🇺🇸🏳️‍🌈
WEBSITE: nadiadrake.com
TWITTER: twitter.com/nadiamdrake
Joined 2022-Nov-18
1,132 
30. profile imageSiri Carpenter
@[email protected]


#Science #journalist and #editor. Co-founder, executive director & 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
Website: siricarpenter.com
Joined 2022-Nov-22
Last posted 2022-Nov-27
1,123 
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: verifiedjournalist.org/people/
Joined 2022-Nov-07
Last posted 2023-Sep-23
1,100 
32. profile imageSusan [email protected]
@[email protected]


#RenewableEnergy reporter covering #Solar for #SolarFuels, #ThermalEnergyStorage at SolarPACES, an international research organization under the IEA I cover the renewable energy solutions to the fix we find ourselves in: attempting to live within our means as a species. I am interested in clever new policy ideas and in great engineering advances and am privileged to be able to cover this with in depth interviews with innovators IRL, live on Waiheke in New Zealand, previously California and NYC
PRESSCHECK/MASTODON.NZ: presscheck.org/journalists/sus
REPORTER FOR SolarPACES.ORG: solarpaces.org
LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/contactsusankr
MUCKRACK JOURNALISTS: muckrack.com/susan-kraemer
Joined 2022-Nov-21
Last posted 2024-Feb-21
912 
33. 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 2024-Feb-21
851 
34. profile imageAskPippa🇨🇦
@[email protected]


I'm a science & medical writer curious about the world. I like to share what I find out. Remember Ask Pippa, science for kids in the Toronto Star? That was me. Also the Medical Post, Medscape, SciAm, Vice and more. #scicomm #journalism #medicine #science #technology #ScienceFiction #PublicHealth #scifi #vaccine #immunology #oncology #pediatrics #cardiology #diabetes #virus #cancer #epidemiology #Medmastodon #IDmastodon #plastic #climate #biodiversity #space
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/pippawysong/
My outdated science website for kids: www.AskPippa.ca
A medical outreach program I developed: sci-why.blogspot.com/2014/07/q
Joined 2022-Nov-05
Last posted 2024-Feb-22
795 
35. 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-Nov-10
757 
36. 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
638 
37. profile imageCarmen Drahl
@[email protected]


Washington, DC-based freelance journalist and editor covering chemistry, biosciences, health, and food. My work appears at Chemical & Engineering News, Science News, Forbes, Scientific American, and DCist. I'm secretary of the D.C. Science Writers' Association. Chemistry Ph.D. Inglés + Español. She/her.
Website: carmendrahl.com
Joined 2022-Nov-11
Last posted 2023-Dec-13
441 
38. profile imageHannah Devlin
@[email protected]


Science Correspondent for The Guardian. Get in touch: [email protected] or DM. Also on twitter @hannahdev
Joined 2022-Nov-05
440 
39. profile imageJeanne Garbarino
@[email protected]


Scientist, educator, advocate | ED of RockEDU Science Outreach at The Rockefeller University | 🍄🧬🌊🧫
Place Based Programming: rockefeller.edu/outreach/
Global Science Engagement Resources: rockedu.rockefeller.edu/
Joined 2022-Nov-10
Last posted 2023-Jan-04
420 
40. profile imageMaggie Fox
@[email protected]


Health, science, tech in plain English and in context. Facts matters and truth is not liberal bias. Website at maggiefox.com. Contributing writer, The Fuller Project and podcast host at One Health Trust https://onehealthtrust.org/news-media/ podcasts/
Verified: verifiedjournalist.org/people/
Joined 2022-Nov-19
Last posted 2024-Feb-21
412 
41. profile imageJoAnna Wendel
@[email protected]


Science writer, Kavli Award-winning science cartoonist. Check out my work at joannawendelcomics.com
Joined 2022-Nov-16
Last posted 2022-Nov-21
387 
42. profile imageChristie Wilcox
@[email protected]


Author of Venomous (http://amzn.to/1Y9WwIm); Newsletter Editor for Science; Cell & Molec PhD; partner; mom (not in that order) | she/her
Joined 2022-Oct-31
Last posted 2024-Feb-13
371 
43. profile imageSarah Keenihan
@[email protected]


PhD | science writer and editor | immunology fanatic | former researcher | Adelaide
Joined 2022-Nov-08
Last posted 2022-Nov-08
287 
44. profile imageRoxanne Khamsi
@[email protected]


science journalist - on book leave covering the pandemic as an independent reporter for WIRED, Nature, The New York Times, The Atlantic and elsewhere.
Joined 2023-Jan-03
Last posted 2023-Jan-03
248 
45. profile imageAinissa Ramirez
@[email protected]


Joined 2022-Nov-18
Last posted 2023-Jul-30
244 
46. profile imageTanya Lewis
@[email protected]


Senior Health and Medicine Editor at Scientific American and co-host of the podcast COVID, Quickly on 60-Second Science. Twitter: @tanyalewis314. She/her
Joined 2022-Nov-07
Last posted 2022-Dec-17
235