This 10-week summer program places science, engineering, and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows use their academic training as they research, write, and report today’s headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public.
2017 AGU FELLOW
Fellowship location: National Geographic
Institution: American Museum of Natural History
Shaena is currently a freelance science writer and contributor at Forbes in natural history and paleontology. She recently wrapped up an international fellowship sponsored by the Royal Society at University of Edinburgh in the UK, and before that, was a Columbia Science Fellow at Columbia University, teaching first year undergraduates science topics ranging from black holes to dinosaurs. Her dissertation was on the paleoecology of dinosaurs and mammals, which lead her to field work in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert and the outback of Australia.
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