SiriCarpenterSiri Carpenter (Co-founder and editor-in-chief) is an award-winning freelance science journalist, contributing editor for Science News for Students, and former features editor at Discover magazine. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington PostThe Los Angeles Times, ScienceScientific American, Scientific American Mind, Science News, and many other publications. She is president of the National Association of Science Writers. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Follow her on Twitter @SiriCarpenter.



Jeanne ErdmannJeanne Erdmann (Co-founder and editor-at-large) is an award-winning health and science journalist whose work has appeared in Discover, Real Simple, Family Circle, Women’s Health, Spectrum,  Slate, The Washington Post, Nature Medicine, and Nature, among other publications. She is on the board of the Association of Health Care Journalists. She lives in Wentzville, Missouri. Follow her on Twitter @jeanne_erdmann.




AaronBrooksAaron Brooks (Senior editor) is a freelance editor and writer. His two degrees in English have rendered him capable of expressing, in strikingly felicitous prose, why he should’ve studied biology instead. He loves to run and swim and ski, he loves to partake of exotic fare in far-flung locales, he loves his family, but most of all he loves science writing. Aaron lives in Traverse City, Michigan, where he can often be found chopping wood and carrying water.




Kelly April Tyrrell (Engagement editor) is an award-winning science and health writer. She covers a broad range of sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and reports on health policy as a freelancer for The Rheumatologist and The Hospitalist magazines. She is a former staff reporter at The News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware and her work has also appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Chicago Tribune, where she was a AAAS Mass Media Fellow in 2011. Often, you can find her running trails near her home in Madison, Wisconsin. Follow her on Twitter @kellyperil.



Rodrigo Pérez Ortega (Spanish translation coordinator) is an award-winning freelance science writer. His work has appeared in NatureThe New York TimesMongabayScience NewsTecReviewMedscape, and others, both in English and Spanish. He is a former TON/BWF early-career fellow and he works continuously to raise awareness about science and science journalism in Latin America. He lives in Santa Cruz, California, and Mexico City. Follow him on Twitter @rpocisv.






Board of Directors

SiriCarpenterSiri Carpenter (President)





Jeanne ErdmannJeanne Erdmann (Vice President and Secretary)





Julie RehmeyerJulie Rehmeyer (Treasurer) is a math and science writer and a contributing editor for Discover magazine. She is the author of Through the Shadowlands: A Science Writer’s Odyssey into an Illness Science Doesn’t Understand, which describes the science, history, and politics of chronic fatigue syndrome and other poorly understood illnesses (Rodale, 2017). She has written for The New York TimesThe Washington PostWiredScience News, and many other magazines and newspapers. She wrote the “Math Trek” column for Science News and the “Equation” column for Wired. Follow her on Twitter @julierehmeyer.


Alexandra Witze

Alexandra Witze is a contributing correspondent for Nature and Science News magazines. She writes news and features, primarily about the earth sciences, from her base in Boulder, Colorado. With her husband Jeff Kanipe, she is the author of Island on Fire, a book about the extraordinary 18th-century eruption of the Icelandic volcano Laki (Pegasus Books, 2015). Alex is a nationally known science writer whose awards include top journalism prizes from the American Geophysical Union, the American Institute of Physics, the American Meteorological Society, and the National Association of Science Writers. Among other places her reporting has taken her to the North Pole, to an earthquake zone in China, and to Maya ruins in the Guatemalan jungle. Follow her on Twitter @alexwitze.


finkbeinerAnn Finkbeiner is a freelance science writer based in Baltimore. She writes most regularly for Science and Nature, usually about science advising and astronomy.  She wrote A Grand and Bold Thing, The Jasons, and After the Death of a Child; and co-authored The Guide to Living with HIV Infection. She is proud co-proprietor of a group blog, The Last Word on Nothing. Follow her on Twitter @AnnFinkbeiner.