Jennifer is a longtime staff writer with Science, covering stories in biomedical and clinical research and bioethics. She especially enjoys stories that examine risk in medicine and those that explore tensions in the scientific community. Her articles have been anthologized in the Best American Science Writing series and she has won several awards, including the National Academies Communication Award. Her work has also been published in The New York Times, Wired, and elsewhere, and she has appeared on NPR and other radio stations.
Jennifer graduated from Harvard College, where she planned to steer clear of science altogether. However, in an effort to get some of her distribution requirements out of the way early, she took a history of astronomy class during her first year and was hooked. She went on to major in the history of science and still loves hearing how new discoveries build on those from long ago.
Jennifer grew up in Toronto and now lives in Philadelphia with her family.