This summer I had the incredible good fortune to spend 10 weeks in Seattle working as a science journalist through the AAAS Mass Media Fellows Program. This program has been around for 45 years and they place scientists (undergrad, graduate, and post-grad) at media organizations throughout the country to spend a summer doing science communication.
I have admired this program for a long time and this was the third time I applied, and I finally got in! It did not disappoint. I wrote 24 articles– lots of them were ideas that I pitched, others were assigned to me, and for some I got to tag along with reporters on something they were already planning to cover. You can see a list of everything I wrote with links to the articles here.
AAAS also asked for volunteers to do video interviews about their experiences so you can see what I had to say about it in the video below. If anyone has questions about my experience or science writing, please let me know! I’m excited to share about my experience and all the things I learned about journalism, science writing, and the amazing city of Seattle!