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.
Fellowship Location: National Geographic
Institution: Columbia University
Alejandra is writing stories for the NatGeo website and trying to learn as much as she can from the photo, video, and digital graphics teams. She is a Ford Foundation Fellow and a graduate student at Columbia University, where she studies how dust particles–just like the ones that float around in the air and collect on your windowsill–affected climate thousands of years ago. Most of her samples come from Antarctic ice cores, so she spent many hours in a giant freezer over the course of her PhD, carefully cleaning chunks of 50,000 year-old ice.
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